Seattle Fire responded Monday morning to a 600 block E Olive St apartment building for a report of a woman with a self-inflicted knife wound to the chest.
Multiple units were dispatched just after 6a to the “assault with weapons 7″ call Seattle Fire uses to indicate a life-threatening emergency that requires multiple personnel. The woman was found to have two small puncture wounds to the chest but also had ingested a large quantity of medication. We do not have information on the woman’s condition.
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UPDATE: This post has been updated regarding the location of the incident. The address for the building Seattle Fire dispatched crews to is incorrect in the 911 logs.