The Latest – Wednesday, June 30:
According to the suspect’s family, the woman was taken to a hospital. It is not known if she is injured.
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office also confirmed that the woman involved in the standoff was in custody, and Forni road was reopened.
Original story below:
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (KTXL) — Authorities in El Dorado County are trying to negotiate the peaceful surrender of a woman who fled inside a home after attacking customers at Walmart.
At 5:12 p.m. Wednesday, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office announced a “significant law enforcement presence” at the Walmart located near Forni and Missouri Flat roads in Placerville.
Deputies then announced closures on Forni Road just after 7 p.m.
Multiple witnesses reached out to FOX40 to share what happened.
One witness, who wished to stay anonymous, said a woman began attacking customers before running off into a nearby home.
Another witness and her husband were in the parking lot and they said the woman attacked them while trying to get into their car on the passenger side. She said the woman scratched her husband, drawing blood before he was able to fight her off and drive away.
The woman tried to hold onto the vehicle, according to that witness, but eventually fell off and went to the car behind them.
At 9 p.m., deputies confirmed that they responded to reports of a deadly weapon attack and an attempted carjacking at a business on Missouri Flat Road.
Authorities tried to make contact with the attacker but they fled into a home.
Officials did not release any additional information about the person they tried to contact but are trying to negotiate that person’s peaceful surrender.
This story is developing. Check back for updates.