A Lacey woman is in intensive care after she was stabbed repeatedly early Tuesday by her boyfriend while trying to call 911 from their townhouse in the 5600 block of College St. SE, according to Lacey police.
Police were dispatched to the scene during the woman's interrupted 911 call about 1:45 a.m., Lacey Police Lt. Phil Comstock said. The woman was able to call 911 again, while she reported being stabbed by her boyfriend, he added.
The woman's 10-year-old daughter witnessed the assault, but was unharmed, Comstock said. Comstock said the woman was able to escape after being stabbed and barricaded herself and her daughter in a room at the townhouse.
Lacey police arrested the man at the residence about 2 a.m., Lacey Police Lt. Phil Comstock said. Officers have recovered the knife believed to have been used in the assault, he added.
Comstock said the man was booked at the Thurston County Jail early Tuesday morning on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder.
The four Lacey officers who responded to the scene were extremely courageous in running into the home to apprehend the suspect and in preventing further injury to the woman, Comstock said.
The woman who was stabbed was in stable condition at Providence St. Peter Hospital's intensive care unit on Tuesday.
The 10-year-old daughter is staying with friends of her injured mother, Comstock said.
Comstock would not discuss details into a possible motive for the attack.
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