An argument between boyfriend and girlfriend turned violent at an apartment complex in Woodinville last Sunday.

On Sept. 13, around 2:40 p.m., King County deputies were dispatched to an apartment complex on the 14100 block of NE 183rd Street in Woodinville for a report of a verbal argument between a boyfriend and girlfriend.  

The caller said the boyfriend was destroying the apartment. Deputies learned the man had fled the scene in his 2006 white Yukon Denali.  

Moments later, emergency dispatchers received a call about a car collision at the nearby intersection of Northeast 183rd Street and 142nd Avenue Northeast. The caller reported the driver of a white SUV collided with his black Honda and then walked away from the scene.

Meanwhile, deputies were speaking with the girlfriend back at the apartment complex. She said her boyfriend did throw things around in their apartment, but it was only a verbal altercation. 

Deputies were then alerted that the boyfriend had returned to the building and the sound of breaking glass was heard. 

Deputies waited at the elevator doors for the male to appear. The doors opened to reveal a male who was over 7 feet tall. He appeared extremely angry and agitated and his hands were bloodied. 

Due to his emotional state, deputies attempted to deescalate the situation by distancing themselves from the suspect. The male continued to yell and destroy the exit signs in the apartment hallway. 

The male was then yelling that he had "hit someone outside," referring to the hit-and-run.  Deputies were eventually able to calm the man down and took him into custody. 

By the end of the incident, the apartment lobby was in a shambles, the glass doors were shattered, and the floor was covered with broken glass. The suspect confirmed he used a rock to break out the glass. 

Back at the scene of the hit-and-run, deputies spoke to the victim and transported him to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. 

The suspect was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of hit-and-run with injuries, and other crimes.

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