Officers Arrest Knife-Wielding Woman Following Coffee Clash

Patrol officers arrested a woman in downtown Seattle Friday afternoon after she threw a cup of coffee on a coffee shop employee and pulled a knife on officers.

Around noon, the female suspect threw a cup of coffee on an employee at a Starbucks at 5th Avenue and Pine Street and took of running. It appears the employee was not seriously injured.

A security guard chased after the suspect and called police, who found the suspect near 7th Avenue and Stewart Street.

When officers approached the woman, she pulled out a large kitchen knife.

Officers got the knife away from the woman, and then discovered she had a small, apparently self-inflicted knife wound to her abdomen.

We’ll update with more info as we get it.