A deputy sheriff in Washington state underwent surgery for a stab wound to the neck Friday night after an altercation with a suspect, according to a report.
The suspect was airlifted to receive medical treatment on his own after the officer shot him in response to the alleged stabbing attack, Seattle’s Q13 FOX reported.
The incident occurred in Yelm, a city in Thurston County, about 32 miles south of Tacoma. The weapon used in the stabbing was not described.
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The agent had been called to the scene on a report that a visitor was refusing to leave a home, according to the report. The stabbing occurred shortly after the officer arrived.
It was reported that the deputy, in her 30s, was in stable condition. The suspect’s medical condition was not immediately known.
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Neighbors reported hearing at least three shots, Seattle’s KOMO-TV reported.
Authorities said the incident was still under investigation.