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Gazette Premium Content Colorado Springs woman subdued with stun gun in alleged assault

By Andrea Sinclair Published: February 13, 2014

Colorado Springs police arrested a woman Wednesday after they said she assaulted and injured an officer at a domestic and sexual violence counseling center.

Police arrested Alecia Zaher, 37, on suspicion of second-degree assault on a peace officer at the TESSA offices, southeast of Highway 115 and Lake Avenue, according to police records.

Police were dispatched to TESSA, , about 8:45 p.m. on a complaint of an allegedly intoxicated woman causing a disturbance.

Police said when they arrived, Zaher allegedly started fighting a female officer who tried to handcuff her. The officer used a stun gun to subdue her and she was taken into custody.

Zaher and the police officer were treated at the hospital for injuries suffered during the struggle. They were both released a short time later, and Zaher was booked into the El Paso County jail, records show.

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