Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

July 16, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Snohomish County deputies encounter wrong kind of police sting

Police stings are hardly unusual, unless it’s the cops getting stung.

Two Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies apparently stumbled into a nest of bees or yellow jackets and were stung — one of them multiple times — while searching a wooded area near Marysville for an armed suspect, according to an agency spokeswoman.

Shortly before 3 p.m. today, deputies and a K-9 unit began the search for the man who stole a motorcycle, then ditched the bike and fled on foot into the woods north of 116th Street Northeast and west of Interstate 5, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Sherry Ireton.

“There’s a county park near there, and anybody who has gone berry picking” in the area knows there are a ton of yellow jackets in the woods, Ireton said.

One deputy was stung “multiple times,” and a second deputy was “stung at least once,” she said. “It looks like they’re going to be OK.”

The search for the suspect continues.

0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Marysville, Snohomish County Sheriff's Office

COMMENTS

READER NOTE: Our commenting system has changed. Find out more.

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►