Texas Mother Arrested By SWAT Team After Allegedly Attempting To Put Child In Oven

Texas Mother Arrested By SWAT Team After Allegedly Attempting To Put Child In Oven

Lul Top also allegedly threatened to cut off one child's tongue while holding up a knife to their tongue.

An Allen, Texas, woman was arrested following a SWAT raid at her home, during which she attempted to place one of her children inside the oven.

NBC 5 obtained a search warrant affidavit. Officers investigated allegations that Lul Top was being abusive to her six children. According to jail records, the 36-year-old mother is facing six charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon stemming from the arrest.

According to authorities, Top retreated to and barricaded herself in the attic of her home when officers arrived to serve the arrest warrant on Monday, February 5. Following nearly two hours of negotiations and attempts to contact Top, police used chemical agents. She surrendered at approximately 10:50 a.m. 

According to neighbors, police were familiar with Top’s home and were often called to the residence, but things escalated when the SWAT team appeared. The affidavit states that in January, Top used a piece of wood taken from the door frame to assault her husband, causing bodily injury. According to the children, Top drinks a lot of alcoholic beverages, and often enlists them to help her find them. One child alleged Top held up a knife to another child’s tongue, threatening to cut it off. Another said that Top tried to put her inside the oven while it was still on. 

“The sweetest kids ever,” neighbor William Whitney told NBC 5. “It’s unfathomable. I don’t know how a parent could do that to their kids. If what they are saying is true was happening then I am so happy for the kids to get them out of that situation because it could have been a lot worse.”

According to court records, Top denied having ever caused harm to her children. Court documents indicate that Top’s husband filed for a protective order against her in early February. A hearing on that order is set for the week of Feb. 17. It is currently unknown whether or not Top has obtained or been assigned an attorney. She is currently being held in the Allen County Jail on a $600,000 bond.

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