Man arrested after woman is stabbed near Mill Creek

It apparently happened during an argument, and three children fled the home.

MILL CREEK — A Bothell woman suffered a severe wound to her neck this weekend when her husband allegedly stabbed her at their home east of Mill Creek, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

The man and woman were arguing around 6:50 p.m. Saturday on 156th Street SE, in a house occupied by three children younger than 8, according to police reports filed in court. Their neighbors were outside chatting with friends along a retaining wall, when the screaming woman, 28, ran from the home bleeding heavily from the neck. She collapsed on 43rd Avenue SE at Sunset Road.

The neighbors rushed to help and called 911.

“Who did this to you?” one witness asked, according to court papers.

She answered, “My husband.”

The woman shouted that her babies were still inside.

Aid crews took the woman to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to the sheriff’s office. No update on her condition was released Monday.

Police found the children had fled to their cousin’s home nearby. The cousin pounded on the landlord’s door.

The youngest child, 4, had someone else’s blood on his arm, but no injuries. The children told deputies what they had seen and heard. A boy, 7, reported he’d been watching TV, when he heard his parents arguing about moving away from the area. Then he heard his mother scream and saw his father cutting his mother, according to the police reports. The father told the kids he didn’t love their mom anymore, and ordered them to wait outside on the porch, according to the boy’s account. Instead they ran to safety.

The injured woman’s brother told deputies the man recently threatened to kill his wife and kids, leading concerned family members to move to Washington.

The father, 35, was inside the house when Mill Creek police and Snohomish County deputies arrived Saturday. He walked out, obeyed orders to kneel and surrendered. His hands were covered in blood, police wrote.

On the kitchen counter, police found a knife.

Deputies arrested the man for investigation of first-degree domestic violence assault. According to court papers, he asked if his wife was dead.

Caleb Hutton: 425-339-3454; chutton@heraldnet.com. Twitter: @snocaleb.

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