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.
UPDATE: The 45-year-old suspect is in custody. After a several hour standoff with law enforcement, the suspect surrendered. He has what are believed to be self-inflicted injuries and is being transported to the hospital by aid.
— snocosheriff (@SnoCoSheriff) January 4, 2023
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.
NOW: @SnoCoSheriff SWAT is negotiating with an armed suspect inside an apartment near 17700 Bothell Everett Highway. INFO: https://t.co/YHFfP4BMR1 #Air4 is over the scene. @komonews pic.twitter.com/JtBs5YD2A3
— Jeremy Harris (@JeremyHarrisTV) January 4, 2023
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.