Police: Woman threatens mother with butcher knife in Sparks

A Sparks woman faces assault charges after police say she threatened her mother with a butcher knife. Police say SWAT teams showed up at a home on Prospect Avenue late Tuesday afternoon after Makenna Crossier allegedly barricaded herself inside her mother’s home. Officers had to fire tear gas into the home to get her out of there and handcuff her. Crossier was also charged with burglary and property damage.