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Authorities: Woman on bath salts tells people she wants to eat them

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Utica Police say bath salts are to blame for a women attempting to bite an officer and telling people she wanted to eat them.

Police officers responded to Stanley's Bar on Court Street to find an emotionally disturbed woman, age 41, witting on the stairs. Police say she was sweating profusely with a blank stare.

When the officer proceeded to ask the woman what was wrong, she became aggressive by lunging at him and attempted to bite him. As the police officer restrained woman, she continued to scream that she wanted to kill someone and eat them.

The woman was taken by ambulance to St.Luke Hospital for a mental health evaluation and medical treatment.

It was later determined that the woman was under the influence of the synthetic drug known as "bath salts".

Police said they will not release the woman's name and charges may be filed at a later date.

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