Woman attacks guard with knife, pigeon

Police in Virginia say a woman at a Social Security Administration office outside of Washington, D.C. smacked a security guard in the head with a fanny pack and then pulled a knife on him.  Inside the fanny pack, police found a small pigeon.

The Fairfax County police say 56-year-old Laurie Weaver, of New York, had yelled at employees before attacking the guard who was trying to escort her out of the building Tuesday at about 10:30 a.m.

She was arrested without incident outside, but the avian accessory to the assault was only discovered when police looked inside her bag. The pigeon wasn't harmed, and will be released into the wild once the investigation concludes.

No one was hurt in the incident.  

Weaver is charged with attempted unlawful wounding for attacking the guard.

She may face additional counts by Animal Protection Police.  It was unclear whether she had an attorney.

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