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Man in custody after attacking woman with pick axe, stabbing another man to death

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PUYALLUP, Wash. - A 51-year-old man is in custody after attacking a woman with a pick axe handle and stabbing another man in Puyallup Monday night, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's office.

Deputies responded to a home in 115th Ave. Ct. E. for some sort of domestic incident.

They arrived to find a 46-year-old man with stab wounds.

Investigators said it started when the victim and a 30-year-old woman went to the home to retrieve some of her property. They said the suspect struck the woman with the handle of the pick axe, then stabbed the other man.

The victim was taken to Tacoma General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The woman was not taken to the hospital. No word on her condition.

The suspect was booked into the Pierce County Jail.

Detectives are still investigating what led up to the attack.


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