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Woman arrested for squirting liquid at city officer

Officer treated at BMH

November 6, 2019 News Extra

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Kristina Labruna, 28

A Butler woman was arrested and jailed Tuesday night for squirting liquid out of a syringe on a city police officer.

The officer was patrolling the area around Spring Hills Suites Hotel at 11:30 p.m. when he noticed a car parked in a lot. He said the engine was running and he noticed Kristina Labruna, 28, slumped in the driver's seat.

The officer approached her, announcing he was with the police, and Labruna, according to reports, had a loaded syringe in her hand. She pointed the syringe at the officer and squirted a substance on the officer's face and one of his ears.

Laburna is charged with a felony aggravated assault and misdemeanors simple assault and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is in Butler County Prison.

After Labaruna was arrested, police said they recovered the syringe along with a suboxone stripe and several empty bags that they suspect was used to package heroin.

The officer was treated at the Butler Memorial Hospital and will continue follow up care, police said.

Labruna is being held in Butler County Prison on a $5,000 bond.

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