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Woman hospitalized after self-inflicted stabbing at Cerro Gordo courthouse


This news story was published on February 6, 2019.
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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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10 Responses to Woman hospitalized after self-inflicted stabbing at Cerro Gordo courthouse

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 8, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    No cake thats funny, but they actually do it!!!
    It makes those who ‘help’ feel important. It’s actually a psychosis feeling good at ‘helping’ at the detriment of those you think you are helping.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 8, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Another drug court graduate. I thought they done away with this boondoggle after the data showed it didn’t work. O. They changed what the definition of success is so they could get more funding. Thus one was mad because she didn’t get cake and balloons at her drug court hearing.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 7, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    ummm did anyone from our sheriff’s department think about FRISKING HER? No wonder inmates die in this jail.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 8, 2019 at 8:28 am

      Uh, this wasn’t at the “jail” (LEC) but was at the county courthouse.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 7, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Do they really allow weapons in the courthouse?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 7, 2019 at 8:39 pm

      Oh, all the time. They welcome knives, guns, num-chuks, chains, grenades, poison, tear gas,and especially the harpoon ! Ya’ think !?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 8, 2019 at 8:22 am

      Is there a valid reason law abiding citizens shouldn’t be allowed to carry “weapons” anywhere they go? Knives aren’t weapons guys. It’s a tool and everyone should carry one all the time. who cares if some meth head piece of shit wants to die…. Let them have it their way. One less piece of shit in mason city…. Boo hoo.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 8, 2019 at 3:16 pm

        In Arizona courthouses, no weapons at all! A knife is a weapon! Everybody goes through a metal detector. Wow.

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        Observer the Original Reply Report comment

        February 8, 2019 at 10:14 pm

        Who are you to say what man shall live, what man shall die?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 6, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Was that Amber?