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Sidney police officer uses Taser on woman with knife


A Sidney police offer used a stun gun on a local woman last week after she allegedly threatened him with a large kitchen knife.

Following the incident on Friday afternoon, the woman was transported to the Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff for a psychological evaluation.

Sidney Police Department Assistant Chief Joe Aikens said the disturbance occurred around noon at the woman’s residence in the north part of Sidney.

“The officer responded to Cheyenne Villa to stand by while Adult Protective Services checked on the lady,” he said. “In the course of contact, she pulled a knif...

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