Anderson churchgoers were greeted by a horrific scene on Tuesday. A woman, said to have a mental illness, was sitting quietly in front of the South Carolina church, holding her eyeball in hand. The woman started behaving violently when the people tried to offer assistance.
Woman Shoved Churchgoers Who Wanted to Help Her
According to the South Carolina authorities, on Tuesday, at approximately 10:00 a.m., an individual dialed the emergency line and told the operator that a critically injured woman was discovered in front of the Anderson church.
Her condition was not made available until the authorities arrived at the scene. Upon arrival, the first responders discovered a 20-year-old woman who was holding her eyeball in her hand. The woman appeared to be in shock, and after being approached by paramedics, she became apprehensive.
The authorities declared that the young woman shoved aside everyone who tried to help her, paramedics and firefighters included. Several attempts later, the woman was subdued and airlifted to the hospital for emergency surgery.
Local authorities discovered that the woman spent some time near the railway and that the injury was self-induced. At the moment, the investigators are trying to determine what prompted the woman to remove her eyeball and how she ended up on the steps of the Anderson church.
Until the authorities managed to subdue the woman, a church minister took parishioners inside the church. Later that day, several trauma counselors arrived in order to talk to all the people who saw the young woman.
Pending a complete investigation, the authorities have refused to disclose any information about the woman’s condition or if she had a history of mental issues. For the time being, the South Carolina police officials have yet to rule out the possibility that someone else injured the woman.
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