Police: Woman arrested for battery, possession of concealed knife, pepper spray

MADISON, Wis. - A Madison woman sought refuge with a UW-Madison police squad car near the Capitol Square after an altercation with another woman Monday, police said.

According to a news release, police arrested Miracle L. Loyd, 41, after an argument between the two women turned violent. The 26-year-old victim said she and Loyd were in the midst of an ongoing dispute when the two encountered each other on the 100 block of W. Mifflin Street.

The victim said she was trying to remain peaceful, but Loyd wanted to fight, according to police. Loyd punched the victim several times then pulled out pepper spray, police said. While the suspect was chasing after the victim, she produced a knife. As the victim was running, the UW-Madison squad car entered the area.

According to police, the victim said she was "fearing for my life," believing the suspect was going to "do something terrible to me."

Madison police arrived shortly after and confiscated Loyd's pepper spray and knife. She is in custody facing tentative charges on battery while armed, carrying a concealed knife, disorderly conduct and felon in possession of pepper spray.



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