March 15, 2013 at 11:15 AM
Man cuts woman, starts fire at Marysville home
Marysville police say a man went to the home of an employee this morning, threw what may have been a Molotov cocktail inside, slashed a woman with a boxcutter and then tried to run the employee over with his truck.
“The suspect had left a voicemail message prior to this morning’s incident indicating he was looking for the male victim and that it wasn’t going to be pretty when he found him,” Marysville police Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux said in a news release. It’s unclear what sparked the attack.
According to police, the employee’s girlfriend was in her bedroom in the 14500 block of 58th Drive around 3:45 a.m. when she saw her boyfriend’s occasional employer running toward her open window. The man threw a bottle into her room, and the bottle exploded, igniting a fire, she told police.
The fire was put out by the occupants of the house. The woman then ran to the front of the house, where she encountered the man, police said. He slashed her stomach with a boxcutter, leaving a superficial wound, police said.
Police said the man then began throwing chopped wood and other item through the front window.
The woman’s 34-year-old boyfriend, who was walking home from a neighbor’s house, heard the commotion and confronted his employer, according to police.
The man got into his pickup and tried to run down the woman’s boyfriend, police said. The truck hit a concrete lamppost and sped off.
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