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Seattle police: Officers shoot, kill knife-wielding woman

on June 19, 2017 9:19 AM

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police said officers responding to a burglary call at an apartment shot and killed a 30-year-old woman who was armed with a knife.

Police spokesman Detective Mark Jamieson said the woman had called police to report the burglary Sunday morning.

As two officers responded to the woman's fourth-floor apartment near Magnuson Park in northeast Seattle, police said she came at the officers with a knife.

The Seattle Times reported that both officers fired their weapons. The woman was hit multiple times and died just inside the apartment.

No officers were injured.

Three children who were inside the apartment at the time. They have been taken into protective custody.

Jamieson said detectives are investigating. He said the woman was known to officers.

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