Naked woman found holding infant, swinging hammer

Naked woman found holding infant, swinging hammer

Naked woman found holding infant, swinging hammer

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by KGW Staff

KREM.com

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 4 at 8:48 PM

KELSO, Wash. -- A naked Kelso woman was restrained after she was holding an infant while swinging a hammer, and otherwise acting irrationally, police said.

Police were called just after midnight Sunday to a report that a hysterical, naked woman was lying on the pavement, screaming, according to a Kelso Police Department report. When a responding officer offered her a blanket she ran into a nearby home.

Police knocked on the door and the woman came out swinging the hammer and holding the naked 4-month-old. She eventually dropped the hammer and grabbed some car keys, jabbing them toward an officer while screaming, "Leave here! Jesus!," the report continued.

The woman was subdued and taken to a nearby hospital. The infant was handed over to the woman's father.

The woman's father told police she had likely been taking a drug called "Kratom" which, along with some synthetic marijuana and "bath salts," remains legal but is a source of concern for drug enforcement officers.

More: ‘Kratom’ craze worries federal drug agency

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