Police: Armed woman pepper-sprayed outside bank near downtown

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on September 12, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 12 at 5:12 PM

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HOUSTON – An officer pepper-sprayed an armed woman outside a bank Thursday morning just north of downtown.

According to the Houston Police Department, the incident happened in the parking lot of a Capital One bank in the 2800 block of Fulton near James.

Police said the woman was roaming the lot with a knife. A crisis intervention officer tried to calm her down, but ended up having to spray her with pepper spray.

She was taken to the hospital for treatment and mental evaluation.

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