There's nothing quite like the love shared by siblings. The bond between a brother and sister can be beautiful and strong. On the other hand, especially when alcohol is involved, it can get downright deranged. According to the Seattle Police Department, the latter best describes a standoff quelled by officers last night in North Seattle.
According to SPD Detective Jeff Kappel, police were summoned to a residence in the 300 block of NW 90th Street at approximately 11:46 p.m. last night after receiving a 911 call reporting shots fired by a male family member inside the house. While it would soon be determined that no gun had been discharged, that's not to say the situation wasn't explosive.
Police say the house was quickly surrounded by responding officers, along with Anti-Crime Team (ACT) officers and negotiators, and it was determined that the only person still inside the house was the female suspect. After what's described as "numerous unsuccessful attempts" were made to draw the woman out, police say "ACT officers made entry into the residence and arrested the 33 year old female suspect without further incident."
According to Kappel, the victim in this bizarre string of events is believed to be the woman's 40-some -year-old brother, who suffered bites, cuts on the face, and was also allegedly punched by his younger sister. The man was subsequently transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries.
As Kappel notes:
Further investigation indicated that there had been no gunfire, and no guns were discovered inside the residence.
Alcohol however, did play a role in the incident.
According to police, the suspect was booked into King County Jail for misdemeanor Domestic Violence Assault.