Mill Creek DV stabbing leaves woman in life-threatening condition

MILL CREEK, Wash., January 5, 2022—Officers with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call Wednesday morning, later it was determined a stabbing, at approximately 9:30 a.m., in the 1700 block of Bothell Everett Highway in Mill Creek.

By the time officers arrived, the suspect had barricaded himself inside the apartment and refused to cooperate. SWAT arrived on scene and began negotiations for several hours.

Members of the SWAT team entered the residence around 2 p.m. which, around that time, the 45-year-old male suspect surrendered.

The victim, a female in her late 20’s, suffered several stab wounds by a knife and is currently suffering life threatening injuries. The suspect has been transported the Providence Medical Center for self-inflicted injuries. Once the suspect is released from the hospital, he is expected to be transported to the Snohomish County Jail and charged with first degree assault, depending on the victim’s condition, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office informed the Lynnwood Times.

Courtney O’Keefe, with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, told the Lynnwood Times the details of the dispute are currently unclear but it was a domestic violence incident in which the suspect and victim were in a previous romantic relationship. The victim resided at the apartment, the suspect did not. He arrived there that morning and a confrontation occurred, O’Keefe said.

There were two witnesses, an adult male and a 17-year-old female.

This is a developing story please check back later for updates.

Kienan Briscoe

Kienan Briscoe is a 9-time award winning journalist who has worked for a variety of publications including Pulitzer Prize-finalist Puget Sound Business Journal, Sound Publishing, Game Rant, and the University of Washington's newsroom. Before making the leap to news reporting he worked as a freelance writer in New York City. He holds a degree in Journalism from Arizona State University. Journalism, to him, is one of the most important tools for informing the public and holding governments accountable to the people. When he is not reporting he enjoys writing fiction and poetry (author of three novels), playing guitar, reading classic literature, and getting outdoors.

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