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Woman charged with trying to throw high school runner off Southern California bridge

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Posted at 5:14 AM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 08:24:29-04

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities charged a 23-year-old woman with attempted murder for allegedly trying to push a high school cross-country runner off a bridge in Southern California.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department said the boy's teammates were able to fight off the woman after she assaulted two of them Aug. 23 in Ladera Ranch.

Officials say during the assault the suspect grabbed one of the boys and attempted to throw him over the railing onto a roadway below.

Prosecutors said Tuesday that Stephanie Redondo also faces battery and assault charges. Authorities described her as a transient. It wasn't known if she has an attorney.

Nobody was seriously hurt in the incident.