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Woman accused of assaulting clerk in N.H. gas station

An officer subdued Beth Whittaker, 25, with a stun gun.

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A woman in New Hampshire is accused of smashing a clerk in the face with a wine bottle and throwing a bag of charcoal at a police officer.

A clerk told police that 25-year-old Beth Whittaker, entered the Manchester gas station on Wednesday night and began throwing items around. She picked up other items and tried to leave; the clerk brought her back inside and called police.

The clerk said Whittaker took a bottle of wine and hit him, giving him a bloody nose.

A police officer told her to stop and used a stun gun on her after the bag of charcoal was thrown at him. The officer got her to the ground.

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Whittaker was arraigned Thursday on assault, criminal threatening, and other charges. It wasn’t immediately known if she had a lawyer.