Two People Injured in First Hill Hatchet Attack, Suspect in Custody

Police arrested a woman after she attacked a man and his mother with a hatchet while they walked through the First Hill neighborhood Saturday night.

Two people called 911 at 9 pm Saturday to report a woman had just attacked them with a hatchet in the 800 block of James Street.

Officers quickly arrived and found two victims, a 40-year-old man, and his 64-year-old mother, who needed medical attention. The man had a large cut to his shin which would require a trip to the hospital, and the woman had less serious injuries and refused medical attention.

They told officers that they were walking down the street when the man found a dollar bill on the ground. He said that he picked it up and continued walking. They both said a woman started yelling at them and began swinging a hatchet at them. The suspect then struck the man and woman with the hatchet. The man then struck the suspect in the head with his skateboard allowing the two victims to escape.

Additional officers found the suspect not far from where the victims stated the assault occurred. They took the suspect into custody without further incident. The suspect required medical attention for a wound on her head but officers will book her into King County Jail for assault when she is released from the hospital.