CUMBERLAND, MD – A bizarre scene unfolded on Thursday when Cumberland police officers responded to a domestic disturbance call on Memorial Avenue. Officers arrived at the scene to find a woman on top of a child in a bathtub.
According to police, at around 2:20 pm, officers responded to the 200 block of Memorial Avenue for what was reported as a domestic disturbance.
“Upon the officer’s arrival, they could hear screaming from inside the residence and received no answer at the door,” police said. “The officers entered the residence and observed Tina Werner lying on top of a child in a bathtub that was filling with water. The officer attempted to intervene when Werner began to assault the officers and continued lying on the child.”
As officers tried to pull Werner off the child, she allegedly started assaulting an officer to stop them from providing aid to the child.
Eventually, police were able to pull Werner from the tub and render aid to the child.
She was subdued and arrested. It is now being alleged that Werner was trying to drown the child in the tub. She was charged with two counts of attempted murder, assault, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.
The child was transported to the hospital for treatment is in stable condition. Werner is being held in jail without bail.