LONGMONT, Colo. – People who live in the Elms at Meadow Vale subdivision described their neighborhood as being tight-knit and quiet.
It’s situated to the north of CO-119 and Weld County Road 5 ½.
On Saturday morning at around 11:20 a.m., the normally quiet neighborhood was anything but peaceful.
“She was struggling with the police all the way down the driveway to the car and as they were putting her in. She was in cuffs when we saw her,” said Kyle Snyder, who lives in the area.
Snyder said he has 17-year-old twins, so the incident was alarming, “There are a lot of kids in this neighborhood -- school-aged kids.”
A Weld County sheriff’s deputy and a Frederick police officer were called out to a home on Montgomery Circle.
“My wife is a realtor and she told me that is a rental property and there aren't many of them in this neighborhood. I've never seen that person or anyone else who lives in that house,” said Snyder.
Kristin Lipsky, 29, was reportedly threatening family members with a knife. According to a Weld County Sheriff’s Office press release, Lipsky refused to listen to the officers when she was asked to come outside with her hands up.
The deputy used a Taser to subdue her, which reportedly did not work. When the officers went to arrest Lipsky, she attacked.
The deputy sustained a one-and-a-half inch cut to the side of his head, puncture wounds to his neck and arms, and a bite to his forearm.
Corporal Matt Turner with the Sheriff’s Office said the deputy was released around 7 p.m. on Saturday. Turner did not wish to identify the deputy.
The Frederick officer suffered minor injuries. He was reportedly treated on scene and released.
Lipsky’s only injury was a cut to her finger. After being treated at North Colorado Medical Center, she was taken to the Weld County Jail.
Snyder said he had only heard about problems at the house, “The neighbor down from them regularly called the police on that lady because she would open her windows and just start screaming.”
He said, “You got to expect almost anything these days.”