Police: Federal Way woman in custody after fatal stabbing

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FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- Police say a domestic violence situation in Federal Way turned deadly Wednesday night when a woman fatally stabbed her husband.

It was just before 7:30 p.m. when Federal Way police got a call about a stabbing in the 3800 block of Southwest 339 Street. Police say a woman called 911 to say she accidentally stabbed her husband, according to Cathy Schrock with the Federal Way Police Department.

When officers arrived on scene they found a 51-year-old man with a stab wound to his chest. The man died at the scene.

Police are still investigating, but they believe the man's wife stabbed him during a "domestic violence situation."

Schrock said she doesn't know if the couple has a history of domestic violence.

The 50-year-old woman is in police custody and being interviewed by detectives.