Caught on camera: Victim attacked by woman with meat cleaver in Salinas Police headquarters

SALINAS, Calif. (KGO) -- A woman wielding a meat cleaver briefly held a woman hostage in the lobby of the Salinas Police headquarters last week.

The woman held the victim by the neck with one arm, and held a meat cleaver in the air with the other.

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Police officers moved in, using a taser to incapacitate the suspect.

22-year-old Mariel Capulong was arrested after the incident.

The department says it all lasted less than two minutes, and credited the officers with de-escalating the situation without using deadly force.
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