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.