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Woman attacks officers inside Columbus Police Dept.

By Lindsey Connell - bio | email

COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) -  A woman is behind bars after officials say she pulled a knife on two detectives during an interview inside the Columbus Police Department.

Jacqueline Gordon, 23, reported being kidnapped and sexually assaulted Tuesday night and was brought in for questioning this afternoon between 2:30-3 PM.

While speaking with investigators in the Sex Crimes Division, the officers realized that Gordon was making up the attack and lying about the rape. They told her that she would be charged with falsely reporting a crime, a misdemeanor, and went to handcuff her.

At the thought of going to jail and not being able to see her children, officials say she pulled out a knife and held it out in front of her, pointing it at female detective and male detective in the office before taking the knife and holding it to her own neck and chest and threatening to hurt herself. Investigators say Gordon yelled, "You didn't tell me you were going to arrest me."

Officers pulled out their pistols and there was a brief standoff but they were able to talk her down and she gave up the weapon.

Gordon was transported to the jail and charged with False Report of a Crime and two counts of Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer.

No one was hurt in the incident. One lieutenant who responded to the attack says the "Lord was watching over" the officers who were simply doing their jobs.

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