What county deputies believe was an attempted suicide-by-cop resulted in the arrest of one 52-year-old Kenmore woman on charges of second-degree assault last month.
According to a report provided by the King County Sheriff’s Office, two deputies stopped a car which had been driving around and honking repeatedly.
When they got behind it, it turned into oncoming traffic briefly before coming to a stop in the 700 block of Northeast 181st Street, the report said.
Deputies said the driver was crying, saying she was depressed and in pain, the report said.
The woman then picked up a knife, but put it down after deputies told her to, the report said.
As deputies continued talking with her, she opened her car door and began walking towards officers holding a large butcher knife as they backed away, the report said.
The woman then raised the knife and began walking towards one of the deputies, the report said.
The other deputy moved behind her and tased her in the back, according to the report.
A total of four knives were found in the car along with a note stating she intended for officers to kill her, according to the report.
The woman was taken to EvergreenHealth hospital for mental health evaluations, and the sheriff’s office is recommending charges of second degree assault.