Sword tricks gone wrong: Woman injures self, ex-husband, officer

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MANCHESTER, NH – Below is a police narrative of the circumstances resulting in the arrest of Lisa Bunker, 51, on charges that include assault and reckless conduct, after an evening of sword play went wrong.

Multiple patrol officers responded to 58 Massabesic St. at 10 p.m. on Jan. 23 for a domestic disturbance call involving a sword. Upon arrival, they spoke with Lisa Bunker, 51, of Manchester. Ms. Bunker stated she had been performing “sword tricks” earlier in the evening when she accidentally struck herself in the head, causing a small laceration over her left eye.

Bunker’s 37 year-old ex-husband attempted to remove the sword from her so she did not cause further injury to herself. His actions resulted in small lacerations to both his hands. Officer Jason Feliciano spoke with Ms. Bunker while additional officers spoke with her ex-husband. She began demonstrating her “sword tricks” for Officer Feliciano even though she did not have a sword in her possession. Her actions resulted in unprivileged physical contact with the officer as she struck him in the face with her hands.

She started to walk away from the officers and began swearing at them while they attempted to place her into custody. She physically resisted the process by curling up on the floor while concealing her hands underneath her body. She was ultimately placed into custody and provided an was opportunity to be seen by AMR. She refused medical treatment, so she was transported to police headquarters.

The victim was medically cleared on scene and required no further medical treatment. Officer’s located the sword, which was placed into evidence, inside of the Bunker’s bedroom. She was charged with simple assault; reckless conduct; and resisting arrest/detention. Ms. Bunker was appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on January 24, 2017.

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