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Woman who tried to stab Tucson Fire captain gets probation

Posted at 9:25 AM, Apr 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-26 12:25:55-04

A woman who tried to stab a Tucson fire captain in the chest at the scene of an apartment blaze in October was sentenced to probation Thursday.

Ebony Hurndon received three years of probation and a 60-day jail sentence after pleading guilty to aggravated assault on a firefighter and attempted aggravated assault on a firefighter. Since she had already served 72 days, she will not spend any more time in jail.

According to Tucson Fire, Hurndon tried to stab a firefighter in the 4300 block of East 29th Street Oct. 6. As firefighters readied to enter the apartment, a naked woman name Ebony Hurndon living there came at the captain with a knife. His firefighter turnout acted as body armor and prevented him from being injured. Tucson police Sgt. Pete Dugan said she had burned her cat on the stove.

Police took Hurndon down with a Taser after she ignored multiple warnings to drop the knife. She was taken into custody and booked into Pima County Jail. She originally faced charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, arson of an occupied structure and animal cruelty.