A Virginia woman is facing charges after she allegedly swung a medieval sword at a police officer and another person.
The Leesburg Police Department announced on Monday that officers responded on Feb. 8 to the 800 block of Edwards Ferry Road to serve a warrant on 35-year-old Alexandra C. Hopkins.
After officers encountered Hopkins, she swung at one of them with a sword that was more than a foot and a half long before fleeing into a residence, police said in a news release.
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Hopkins was taken into custody without further incident.
A neighbor told police that Hopkins also swung the sword at them.
No injuries were reported in connection with either incident.
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Hopkins was charged with one count of assault on law enforcement, one count of assault and two counts of brandishing a weapon. She also has two unrelated warrants from another agency.
She was transported to the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center and is being held without bond.
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