A woman is facing multiple charges after she assaulted police officers and EMS personnel at TD Garden.
According to Boston police, officers assisted TD Garden security with escorting a man and woman patron from the premise. They removed the man with relative ease, but the woman refused to leave the premise and became violent.
The woman, later identified as Stephanie Lavoie, 32, of Waterbury, Vermont, began screaming at the officers, threw herself to the ground and refused to leave, police said.
She became combative and kicked an officer. When officers told her she would be arrested for assaulting the officer, she rolled over and tucked her hands under her body and refused to comply with officers.
Police say Lavoie kicked at officers and spit on them before biting one of the officers on the arm.
Lavoie was then handcuffed and escorted to an elevator. On the elevator, police say she became combative and began kicking an officer with full force.
Officers took Lavoie off the elevator, but she continued her assault in the stairwell, kicking officers, tying up their legs with hers, causing them to fall many times, and digging her nails into the skin of one of the officers.
Lavoie was eventually placed on a stretcher with the assistance of Boston EMS. While on the stretcher, Lavoie kicked the EMTs and spat on a staff member, police said.
Lavoie was transported to the district station where she refused booking after throwing a cup of water on the booking officer, police said.
Lavoie was eventually booked and is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court. She is facing multiple charges including assault and battery of EMS personnel, disorderly conduct and six counts of assault and battery on a police officer.
It is unclear if Lavoie has an attorney.