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Cops: Woman High On Bath Salts Wanted To ‘Kill Someone And Eat Them’

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Baggies of typical "bath salts" are seen on Jan. 24, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Baggies of typical “bath salts” are seen on Jan. 24, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

UTICA, N.Y. (CBS Connecticut/AP) — A synthetic drug known as “bath salts” is blamed for some bizarre behavior in central New York.

The Utica Observer-Dispatch reports that police officers were called to Stanley’s Bar Saturday night to check out a woman described as emotionally disturbed. When an officer approached her, she lunged at him and tried to bite his face. Police say she screamed that she wanted to “kill someone and eat them.”

The woman was taken to St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Later, police were called to a home where a 20-year-old man was reported to have threatened to kill his mother and other family. Police found the man, Aubrey Vails, had ripped a door off its hinges and was punching a car in the driveway. He was charged with criminal mischief.

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