A Rutland, Vt., jury acquitted Jennifer Berube, 40, of an attempted murder charge Friday. The charge came from an incident in which Berube held a knife to the throat of a city police officer in December 2012, reports WPTZ-TV.

Berube and her then husband were taken into custody on fraud and theft charges Dec. 27, 2012. The couple was separated and Berube was handcuffed, but later taken to the bathroom, and she was not cuffed again.

Berube later walked out of the DUI processing room, approaching Officer Damon Nguyen from behind. Court documents said Berube cut Nguyen’s neck, missing an artery by 1 inch.

"It was a very scary situation," said Chief James Baker. Baker said the department has since put policies in place to prevent a similar event from happening.

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