Knife-Wielding Woman Surrenders After Barricading Herself Inside Condo

RIVERSIDE (CBS) — A Riverside woman allegedly attacked a man with a butcher knife and then barricaded herself in her residence for several hours before being arrested early Tuesday, police said.

Sylvia Ann Sweitzer Manor, 51, was taken into custody by Riverside SWAT officers shortly after midnight and booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

She’s being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.

According to Riverside police Lt. Chuck Griffitts, the suspect allegedly rushed out of her condominium in the 3900 block of Castleman Street around 8 p.m. Monday and went after a man standing outside with a butcher knife.

The victim told police he had no idea what provoked Manor, who allegedly slashed at him several times before he was able to get away from her uninjured.

“When she realized officers were arriving, she barricaded herself inside,” Griffitts said.

By midnight, an arrest warrant was obtained, and SWAT members forced their way into the condo, where they located Manor hiding behind her bed, Griffitts said.

She gave up without a fight.

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