Whatcom County Woman accused of pulling gun on kids

BELLINGHAM — A 47-year-old woman who allegedly pulled a gun on young children playing outside has been charged with six counts of assault.

Gwyneth Fay Hafstad, of Kendall, is being held in Whatcom County Jail on $100,000 bail.

Prosecutors in Whatcom County say she parked her SUV outside a neighbor’s house on Aug. 28, and handed out chalk to four kids, ages 3, 5, 8 and 9, who were playing outside.

According to the charges, Hafstad then went to her SUV, grabbed a handgun and aimed it at the children from about 30 to 40 feet away.

Several people called police, including Hafstad. She called police to say she had been “surrounded.”

The Bellingham Herald reports that she has a history of mental illness.

More in Local News

Finalists for EdCC presidency holding campus meetings

A search committee reviewed 19 applicants and recommended three finalists to the Board of Trustees.

Herald photos of the week

A weekly collection of The Herald’s top images by staff photographers and… Continue reading

Everett coaches reaching out to teens about dating violence

Free training focuses on a known strength of coaches: Being positive role models.

Suspected drunk driver crash in Bothell sends two to hospital

The man suspected of causing the Saturday afternoon collision was not injured.

Election results for Snohomish County school districts

Updated 2/16: Here are the returns for Tuesday’s special election ballot measures.

Scattered power outages around region after gusty Saturday

Up to 2 inches of snow could fall in some lowland areas of Snohomish County, forecasters said.

School levies still passing in 3 districts after latest tally

In the initial count, ballot measures in Lake Stevens, Marysville and Snohomish had been losing.

Power outages hit north Snohomish County as snow covers area

There was no timeline for when PUD crews expected to restore power for 5,800 customers.

Iraqi victories remain fragile as US reduces troops

U.S. and Iraqi commanders warn that victories over IS could be undercut by a large-scale withdrawal.

Most Read