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Spokane Valley woman subdued after threatening deputies with knives

Spokane County deputies disarmed a woman wielding two large knives Sunday afternoon in Spokane Valley. The woman charged responding Deputy Darell Stidham with the knives, but tripped and fell, allowing the deputy time to call for backup. She later apologized, saying she thought she needed to kill him because he was the devil dressed in a police uniform. Deputies fired a total of six non-lethal beanbag rounds to subdue the woman after she ignored commands to drop the knives. She was placed in handcuffs and treated at the scene before being transported to a hospital for further care, a news release from the sheriff’s office said. A neighbor initially reported the woman for behaving erratically on the 13700 block of East Rich Avenue, and said she was waving a box cutter and saying something about the devil locking her out of her home. She was not charged with a crime.
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