Police: Woman charged with assault for incident involving cane, bat

(Columbia Borough Police Department)

COLUMBIA, Pa. (WHTM) – A woman was arrested at her Lancaster County home this week and charged with assault.

The Columbia Borough Police Department was called Monday to an apartment in the 400 block of Locust Street for a reported domestic incident.

A victim reported to police that Shirley Rutter came after him with a baseball bat and a cane, fearing that he was going to be struck.

Rutter was taken into custody and charged with simple assault.

She has since posted bail.

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