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Woman hospitalized after self-inflicted stabbing at Cerro Gordo courthouse

MASON CITY – A woman was hospitalized after a self-inflicted stabbing at the Cerro Gordo courthouse Tuesday morning.

Cerro Gordo county sheriff Kevin Pals tells NIT that deputies were called to Courtroom 2 in the courthouse on February 5, 2019 at 11:09 AM to arrest a 38-year-old female drug court participant for drug court violation.

“The responding deputy approached the person from behind and a friend of the victim ‘yelled she has knife,'” Sheriff Pals explained.

“The female stabbed herself in the stomach/upper leg area, prior to the deputy taking her to the floor.”

The victim was transported to Mercy One – NI, treated for minor stabbing injuries, and released to jail.

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