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February 7, 2013 at 8:44 AM
BELLINGHAM (AP) — A sheriff’s officer says a Washington man accused of pointing a bow and arrow at his girlfriend and trying to light his home on fire with a burning blanket has been arrested.
Chris Larsen, 54, had been arguing with the woman on Monday and by evening he was intoxicated, said Whatcom County Undersheriff Jeff Parks. The two live together in a Birch Bay house northwest of Bellingham.
Parks says the woman called 911 from a neighbor’s home to tell officers her boyfriend had shot arrows into some of her belongings and also aimed the loaded bow at her.
The undersheriff says Larsen refused to come out when deputies arrived but they could see him dip a blanket in oil and try to ignite it with a lighter.
Deputies moved in and arrested Larsen early Tuesday for investigation of attempted arson and domestic violence assault. The Bellingham Herald reports that only the blanket burned.
Bail was later set at $500,000.
January 12, 2012 at 12:40 PM
The Associated Press
OLYMPIA — A Washington state wildlife rescue group is asking people in the Olympia area to help watch for a Canada goose with an arrow through its breast.
Workers with the state and the For Heaven’s Sake Wildlife Rescue in a small boat tried to grab the bird Wednesday afternoon in Capitol Lake, but it flew away.
The Olympian reports they were surprised the bird could take to the air with an arrow through its body.
For Heaven’s Sake’s director says the goose is likely still in the area. Searchers hope to find it and take it to a veterinarian.
Photos of the bird indicate the arrow entered its right side and went out its left.
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