Police arrested a Tacoma man Wednesday suspected in two separate blow dart assaults in Pullman and three in Ellensburg.
The 18-year-old allegedly shot a dart that pierced through two layers of clothing and stuck a 1/2 inch into the stomach of a 20-year-old woman Jan. 12, as she was standing on a Pullman sidewalk.
The woman didn’t require medical treatment.
A matching dart stuck a man Jan. 14 as he was walking in Pullman.
Detectives learned Ellensburg police had three similar blow dart assaults Jan. 12, and publicized surveillance footage from those assaults led to a tip that helped identify the suspect.
Authorities arrested the man in Ellensburg.
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