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Woman in Argument at Pelham Village Hall Collapses

PELHAM, N.Y. – Pelham police responded to a call at Village Hall at 195 Sparks Avenue on Thursday at 1:25 p.m. about a verbal dispute. When they arrived they found four people at the front door of the hall in the middle of an argument.

A woman  who was part of the dispute collapsed to the floor and said she was having a panic attack. Police asked her if she needed an ambulance and she said she did, police said.

Officers then interviewed one of the men in the argument who said that he and his family went to the hall to speak to the building inspector about an ongoing problem with the apartment building in which they live, police explained. The man said the conversation escalated when he felt disrespected.

While police interviewed the man, the woman who had collapsed stood up, went outside and yelled at the man to get her daughter away from a detective who had been speaking with her.

The woman then screamed at the detective, "I hope you die from a heart attack."

Police then spoke with the building inspector who said that the man approached him about the building issue and that the man became confrontational when he did not hear the answers he wanted. Another village employee called the police when tensions rose.

The officers then stayed with the woman until the Emergacare ambulance arrived. She stood up several times while they waited and called the officers "prejudiced," "corrupt," and "rental cops."

The woman stood up and walked out without assistance when the ambulance arrived and transported her to Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville.

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