Update on Saturday’s stabbing incident

Update on Saturday’s stabbing incident

Bellevue Police Department detectives continue to investigate Saturday’s violent attack on two Bellevue residents at their home, located on the 16200 block of SE 31st Street. The victims are recovering at Harborview Medical Center after receiving severe stab wounds. The suspect, a 40-year-old woman, will make her second court appearance on Wednesday.

An interview with the female victim on Monday confirmed the suspect was invited to stay at the victims’ house as a houseguest. She had resided on the property over the past several weeks. Prior to her meeting the victims, the suspect had been experiencing homelessness.

Approximately 5 p.m. on July 28, Bellevue Police and Fire responded to a report of a stabbing in progress. Police arrived within two minutes and located a 76-year-old female bleeding in the street. The husband, an 83-year-old male, was found inside the residence, also suffering from multiple knife wounds. Officers provided lifesaving first aid. At some point prior to the attack, the suspect attempted to set several fires within the home.

Police were quickly able to locate the suspect who was attempting to leave the scene on foot. Officers noted she appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance.

Detectives plan on conducting more interviews associated with the case, as the investigation continues. It is still unknown what the motive was for the suspect’s alleged crimes.

For future updates, check police's Bellevue Beat Blog

Published on 07/31/2018
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