Alleged knife attack after party up the Wishkah

Two people were injured after allegedly being attacked by a knife-weilding man early Sunday morning after a house party up the Wishkah.

Deputies were dispatched both to Grays Harbor Community Hospital and to a residence on Johnson Road north of Aberdeen — about eight miles up the Wishkah Road — in the wake of the assault.

A 51-year-old woman, who was “slashed” by a knife on the throat according to the Sheriff’s Office, was taken to the hospital by her husband, who had been awakened by the incident. The wound was described as “significant but not life-threatening” by Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate.

The assault allegedly happened in the aftermath of a party held at the residence. Shortly after the husband went to bed, a 25-year-old man allegedly assaulted the woman and a next-door neighbor with a knife, the report said.

The husband, awakened by the commotion, assisted the neighbor with the suspect. The assailant then appeared to pass out, Shumate said.

The 22-year-old neighbor was also cut, but he did not require hospitalization, according to Shumate.

Since the suspect “was extremely intoxicated,” he was taken to the hospital to be cleared for incarceration. He is now being held at the Grays Harbor County Jail on two counts of first-degree assault.


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