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One woman stabs another on bus

Seattle police say a woman was stabbed in the chest by another woman on board a King County Metro bus in the Belltown neighborhood.

The injured woman was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where she was listed in stable condition. She was able to call 911 after the Tuesday afternoon attack.

Police made an arrest. They say the two women got into an argument on the bus.

Roy, Pierce County

Man fatally shot by SWAT team

A SWAT team sharpshooter fatally shot a man who reportedly opened fire on Pierce County sheriff’s deputies and a sheriff’s airplane as officers tried to serve a search warrant on a rural home near Roy, a sheriff’s spokesman said.

No officers were injured Tuesday evening.

Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer told The News Tribune ( that the 50-year-old man was firing a high-powered assault rifle.

The SWAT team brought armored vehicles because the man reportedly had been shooting at neighbors earlier in the day, Troyer said. The resident also recently had threatened to kill neighbors and deputies, he said.

The newspaper says the man had been involuntarily committed several months ago. He was not immediately identified.

The deputy who killed the man with a single shot has been placed on administrative leave, Troyer said.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether the plane sustained any damage.


Window broken at Paul campaign

Someone threw a rock through the window of Republican Ron Paul’s Washington state presidential campaign headquarters over the weekend.

The incident happened at about 6 p.m. Sunday, while volunteers and staff were busy working at the Bellevue office.

No one was injured, though one volunteer posted on Facebook that she’d been sprayed by glass.

A Paul campaign coordinator ran outside and spotted a gray vehicle driving away from the scene westbound on Northeast 20th Street.

“This is a regrettable incident. We’d much prefer that people air their grievances in a battle of ideas rather than through violence,” Jesse Benton, Ron Paul 2012 national campaign chairman, said in a news release.

Paul, the U.S. representative from Texas, has been organizing for months in Washington state ahead of the March 3 GOP caucuses. He’s the only Republican contender to open an office in the state so far.


Farmers eligible for disaster aid

The U.S. Agriculture Department has designated 15 Washington counties as primary natural-disaster areas because of extreme weather conditions in the first seven months of 2011.

Sen. Maria Cantwell says farmers in those areas are eligible to apply for USDA emergency assistance.

The counties are: Clallam, Clark, Franklin, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Klickitat, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Stevens, Wahkiakum, Whatcom and Yakima.

Agricultural losses were caused by the combined effects of excessive rain, flooding, below-normal temperatures, high winds, frosts and freezes. Tree fruits, vegetables, grapes, hay and wheat were particularly affected.

Times staff and news services