Police safely arrest armed DV suspect who assaulted his mother, neighbor in South Everett
EVERETT, Wash. - Police in Everett safely arrested an armed suspect who threatened his mother and a neighbor over the weekend.
According to a Thursday Facebook post from the Everett Police Department’s (EPD), officers responded to reports of a domestic violence situation in South Everett. Officers were told that a man in his 20s had assaulted his mother and a neighbor before arming himself with a knife.
When officers arrived to the scene, the suspect charged at them with a knife. The EPD says they were prepared for this, and deployed non-lethal tools to stop the suspect.
With a knife still in hand, the suspect threatened to arm and kill the officers.
Eventually, the suspect dropped the knife and started speaking with officers and a negotiator. After a brief struggle, officers were able to safely arrest the suspect without any injuries.
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The EPD’s Facebook post then praised the officers de-escalation tactics during the arrest.
"The responding officers showed great restraint and patience during this incident while de-escalating a volatile situation. Outstanding job by everyone involved!"
Anyone who believes they are a victim of domestic violence can reach out to the DV Hopeline 24 hours a day at 877-737-0242, or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).