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Tacoma man jailed after allegedly threatening wife with gun over father’s ashes

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Nov. 7, 2012 at 6:03 am with No Comments »
November 9, 2012 5:52 am

A Tacoma man was so incensed that his wife signed for his dead father’s ashes Tuesday night that he held a gun to her head and threatened to kill her, police said.

The incident occurred inside the couple’s home in the 6500 block of 25th Street Northeast.

Lt. David O’Dea said the man was angry she had signed for the package when UPS delivered it and a fight broke out that ended when he held a loaded handgun to her head. The woman was able to break free, run out of the house and call for help.

It took officers several minutes to talk the man into coming outside and surrendering. He was booked into the Pierce County Jail on suspicion of first-degree domestic violence assault.

The handgun used in the assault and several other weapons were seized from the house, O’Day said.

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