HAMMOND — A Chicago woman was tackled by an officer Saturday evening after she threatened to stab a man at Horseshoe Casino, police said.

Police Lt. Steven Kellogg said Adeleine Wiley, 54, "incorrectly" believed the man stole her money, prompting her to pull out a knife and wave it toward him. 

Kellogg said nearby police saw the heated exchange and jumped into action. One officer subdued Wiley, while another distracted her before she was ultimately taken into custody about 9 p.m. "without further incident."

Wiley hit her eye on the ground during the arrest, but she didn't suffer any additional injuries, Kellogg said. No one else involved was injured.

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Wiley faces charges of felony intimidation and resisting law enforcement with a deadly weapon after Saturday's incident, Kellogg said. She remains in Lake County Jail on a $5,000 bond.

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