Woman allegedly attacks roommate with hammer, hatchet

SEATTLE -- A 53-year-old Wallingford woman was arrested early Thursday after allegedly attacking her roommate with a hammer, hatchet and broken board for some reason or other.

According to the Seattle Police Department, the victim and his girlfriend were in their room Wednesday night when the suspect came to the door with a hatchet in one hand and a hammer in the other and started yelling at them.

When the victim told the suspect to leave, she hit him in the head with either the hammer or the hatchet, according to police. The victim couldn't be sure which weapon he was hit with, but either way he was uninjured.

The victim went back into his room and closed the door only to have the suspect return half-an-hour later and kick the door down, according to police.

The suspect then reportedly picked up a broken board and swung it at the victim, prompting him to finally call 911.

Officers arrived to the house near Stone Way North and North 50th Street shortly after midnight and found the victim waiting outside for them.

According to police, the suspect made her presence known by slamming the front door and then yelling at officers through a window.

Since the suspect wouldn't respond to orders to come out, a few officers snuck in the backdoor and arrested her, according to police.

She was booked into King County Jail for investigation of domestic violence assault.