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PHOTOS: Woman knives officer during traffic stop, says CHP
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FOOTHILL FARMS, CA - Officers arrested a woman who allegedly slashed a California Highway Patrol officer during a traffic stop.

PHOTOS: Driver cuts officer

The CHP officer was responding to a hit and run call when he saw the suspect vehicle on the 5800 block of Shenandoah Drive about 2:15 p.m., according to CHP Officer Lizz Dutton.

When the officer approached the driver, 20-year-old Cheyenne Wheeling, Dutton said Wheeling allegedly refused to get out of the car and there was a struggle.

Wheeling supposedly cut the CHP officer on the neck during the struggle.

"She was stabbing him," said Jody Ranger, who heard the commotion while working on a fence. "I dropped my tool bags and ran over to grab her to help (the officer)."

Dutton said Wheeling took off running up the 5300 block of Atlanta Way and then jumped over the fence of a home, where police later located a cerated knife. 

Officers found Wheeling hiding in the backyard of a home in the 5800 block of Hemlock Street.

The gash on the officer's neck was not considered serious. He was treated at Mercy San Juan Hospital for minor injuries.

Nearby Pioneer Elementary School was placed on lockdown during the incident.

Wheeling was booked into custody on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest and false personation.

She is scheduled to be in court Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.

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