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Homeless shelter worker attacked by transient woman

Posted: December 30, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: December 30, 2013 2:00 a.m.
 

A 33-year-old woman faces battery charges after allegedly assaulting a worker at the Santa Clarita Valley homeless shelter, local Sheriff’s Station documents show.

A woman who works at the shelter on Drayton Street in Saugus told the investigating deputy that a woman, identified later by deputies as a transient, became abusive when she was asked to leave on the day after Christmas, according to a report filed at the station Sunday.

The victim said the attack happened as she and the transient entered the shelter’s property room.

The suspect looked at the worker, swore at her then hit her “with a closed fist in her neck,” according to the deputy’s report.

She then grabbed the worker’s hair and “tackled her to the ground.” The two were reportedly on the ground wrestling when a shelter security guard spotted them, the deputy wrote.

The guard was able to control the suspect and escort her from the shelter, according to the deputy’s report.

The victim, who suffered a one-inch cut to her left knee, refused medical treatment but told deputies she wanted to press criminal charges.

Diana Gonzalez, 33, was arrested Dec. 26 on suspicion of battery.

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