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League City woman facing eviction sets Calder Square apartments on fire before attacking deputy with box cutter, firefighters say

LEAGUE CITY, Texas (KTRK) — A woman who was evicted from her apartment complex on Tuesday set a unit on fire and attacked an assistant police officer with a box cutter, League City firefighters said.

The incident took place at the Calder Square Apartments on Block 100 of North Calder Drive in League City.

According to Constable Justin West, two Galveston County District 4 police officers attempted to serve a warrant on the woman.

When the deputies approached, they said the woman left the apartment without clothes and threatened the deputies with a box cutter.

According to West, smoke was rising from the apartment.

One of the deputies was able to take the woman into custody.

Everyone was evacuated from the building as firefighters quickly put out the fire and fire investigators were called to the scene.

Officials said they believe the evicted tenant set the fire intentionally.

League City Fire Chief Michael Lugo said a unit on the ground floor was badly damaged by the fire. The woman living in it was fatally burned.

Another person who lived in a unit above also had to be taken to a hospital for injuries, according to Lugo.

Firefighters rescued a dog from the home but found the body of another animal inside, although West said the animal had been dead long before the fire.

The evicted tenant could face charges in connection with the attack on the MP, as well as possible arson. Those possible charges are pending the outcome of the woman’s physical injuries and a mental health assessment.

Neither firefighters nor law enforcement officers were injured.

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