Three people held a 31-year-old Tacoma woman at gunpoint and violently assaulted her Tuesday night, breaking her nose, when she demanded her ex-boyfriend return their children, police said.
The incident started about 1 p.m. Tuesday when the victim called her ex and asked him to pick their two children up from a relative’s house. He then called and said he intended to keep the girls and came to her house demanding their daughters’ belongings, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.
The couple dated for nine years but had broken up about three years ago. No custody plan is in place, according to police.
The ex-boyfriend returned to the victim’s house about 8 p.m. with a friend and his current girlfriend. When the victim again demanded her children back and refused to hand over their things, police said the two men held guns to her head while shoving her against the hood of her minivan.
The current girlfriend then tackled the victim, punched her repeatedly in the face and kicked her in the back and stomach while the men pointed their guns at her, Cool said.
Police have identified two of the three suspects but none of them are in custody.