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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

Thursday evening, Spokane Valley Sheriff's deputies responded to a situation they called 'rapidly escalating and potentially deadly'. It happened about 5:30pm at a home near Mayhew and Sanson Avenue in Spokane Valley, that's just north of Plantes Ferry Park. 

Deputies say a Dallas Puett, 61, arrived at the home where a woman he knew lived. It's not clear Puett's relationship with the woman, but deputies say she was scared of what he might do, and in fear for her life. She called 911 as he banged on the front door, yelling for her. After a few minutes, she heard glass break, and realized Puett was inside her home.

Two deputies arrived first, and heard screaming from inside. They entered through the open garage, because the front door was locked. They heard Puett yelling upstairs, and went to investigate. When they got to the top of the stairs, they saw Puett standing in a hallway, outside a closed door, holding a kitchen knife. 

With their guns drawn they ordered him to drop the knife 6 times. Puett didn't listen, and yelled, "Kill me!" and "Just shoot me!". Deputies could see the doorknob was broken and there was a large shovel next to the door. Puett moved toward the deputies, and told the deputies to shoot him. Then he backed away.

This scene was playing out in a tight hallway, that was not very long. The deputies opted to use less-lethal force to see if that worked. As one deputy covered Puett with his gun, the other used his taser. It took two applications of the taser, but finally Puett dropped the knife and fell to the ground. The deputies moved in quickly and put him in handcuffs.

Deputies say Puett slurred his speech, had trouble balancing, and had alcohol on his breath. He was charged with domestic violence related charges of Assault 1st Degree, Malicious Mischief 2nd Degree, Harassment, and Threats to Kill. Those are all felonies.

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