Woman sets herself on fire, police officer burned in Richfield traffic stop

9/25/2022 4:03:00 AM

'She got out of the car and poured a flammable liquid on herself... The officer was in a struggle with her she pulled out a lighter and ignited herself, he said.'

'She got out of the car and poured a flammable liquid on herself... The officer was in a struggle with her she pulled out a lighter and ignited herself, he said.'

The police officer has been treated and released, but the woman remains hospitalized in the incident that happened about 9:30 p.m. Friday, according to a statement from Village of Richfield police Chief Michael Swanson.

Kaylee Remington, cleveland.RICHFIELD, Ohio — The woman was spotted and pulled over on I-271 near the State Route 303 exit by a Richfield Police Officer.Sep 23, 2022 at 9:02 am Expand Image 1 of 10 State Sen.Posted.

com CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A woman set herself on fire following a traffic stop in Richfield, injuring a police officer attempting to help her, authorities say.The police officer was treated for burns, while the woman remains hospitalized after an incident that began about 9:30 p.The officer attempted to stop the woman, who had a lighter, and proceeded to ignite herself.m.He has held his seat since 2009.Friday in the area of Wheatley Road and Interstate 77, Richfield’s police chief, Michael Swanson, said in a statement.Both the woman and the officer were taken to the nearest hospital for burn-related injuries, said police.Officers responded after receiving a call about a woman in crisis who was threatening to harm herself, he said.

Police were able to get information that she was driving a white car near Wheatley Road and I-77.The woman remains hospitalized.Emil Jones III is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on federal charges alleging he took bribes from a red-light camera company executive in exchange for killing legislation that went against the company’s interests.A Richfield police officer found her and stopped her on Interstate 271, near the Ohio 303 exit, he said.She got out of the car and poured a flammable liquid on herself, Swanson said.The investigation is ongoing Download the News 5 Cleveland app now for more stories from us, plus alerts on major news, the latest weather forecast, traffic information and much more.The officer was in a struggle with her she pulled out a lighter and ignited herself, he said.S.The officer extinguished the flames and called Richfield EMS personnel to the scene.You can also catch News 5 Cleveland on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, DIRECTV NOW, Hulu Live and more.

Both the woman and the officer were taken to an area hospital for burn-related injuries.Swanson said.Learn more about our streaming options here.Jones has not spoken publicly about his case and his attorneys have not responded to requests for comment.The chief said the incident is under investigation and would not comment further.Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission.Disclaimer.Advertisement Gov.

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