Posted: Apr 19, 2013 7:09 PM
HELENA - A woman who claimed that she was assaulted by her boyfriend on Friday afternoon has now recanted.
The 42-year old woman initially reportedly that she had been assaulted during an altercation at the 3000 block of Euclid Avenue in Helena on Friday, and that he had then run away.
The incident triggered a brief lockdown at Kessler School.
The woman initially told authorities that she sustained cuts to her forehead and under her chin from an assault by her boyfriend, and that she had fought back with an axe.
When the woman was further questioned by authorities, her description of the events did not match the evidence at the scene, according to a press release from Lewis & Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton.
The woman was brought to the law enforcement center and eventually confessed that her wounds were self-inflicted, and that she had made up the story about being assaulted.
Officials have arranged for the woman to receive a mental health assessment, and have left open the possibility that she may be charged in connection with the false report.