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The Today File

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April 18, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Wallingford woman arrested in ax, hammer attack

A woman has been jailed after she allegedly attacked her male roommate with an ax and hammer Wednesday night in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood.

The victim told police that the incident near North 50th Street and Stone Way started when his 53-year-old roommate started yelling at him and his girlfriend while they were inside his bedroom.

He came out to tell her to go away. When he turned back toward his room, he was struck in the head with  one of the weapons, according to Seattle police. He went back into his room.

A half-hour later, he said the angry roommate returned, broke down the door and swung a board at him.

Just after midnight, the victim called police and met them outside. Seattle police say the woman threw items at her front window and screamed at officers from inside the home.

When she refused to come out of the house, officers went through a back entrance and arrested her. She was booked into King County Jail for investigation of domestic violence assault.

Seattle Police Department spokesman Jeff Kappel said officers don’t know why she attacked her roommate.

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