On Friday, Dec. 2, at 11:20 a.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department went to the 900 block of Sixth Street where two subjects were being detained in regard to an assault with a deadly weapon that had occurred in the area of Seventh Street and Montana Avenue.
The officers investigated and discovered both of these people had been riding on a Big Blue Bus when they had started arguing. One of the suspects told the officers he was struck first so he had to use his guitar in order to hit the woman who had hit him.
The woman told the officers that the first suspect had been the initiator of the conflict, and had hit her with his guitar first. She went on to tell the police that she had been forced to use a knife in order to attempt to retaliate.
Both of these suspects were arrested and the woman, aged 41, and a Los Angeles resident, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, and a probation violation. She was not given bail.
The man, aged 49, and also a resident of Los Angeles, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and battery upon a person. His bail was set at $30,000.