A Kennewick man is behind bars after attempting to chop down his girlfriend's door, threatening her and her children's lives. The incident involved a hammer and a large hunting knife that police had to disarm from the suspect. 

Kennewick Police were called in and luckily arrested the man after a struggle with law enforcement.

In a press release from the Kennewick Police Department, here is how the incident went down:

On March 24th, 2021 at 12:12PM Kennewick Police Officers were dispatched to a 911 call in the area of 130 S Conway Pl. Dispatch could hear a female caller crying and not talking on the phone while a male voice was cursing in the background. The line then disconnected. Soon after, an additional citizen called 911 to advise that 32 year old Seth Pearce was attempting to chop down the door of his significant other.

Officers located the apartment the victim was in and were able to get her and her small children out quickly. It was reported that Pearce threatened to kill the victim while he was breaking her property. He was armed with a hammer initially and fled through a back window of the apartment as additional officers were arriving on scene. Pearce also armed himself with a large hunting style knife in his other hand and was displaying both as he disregarded officers commands. Officers attempted to deescalate the situation while following Pearce on foot giving him numerous commands to comply.

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Officers followed him on foot from the location on S Conway down to W 4th Ave where he crossed the highway and then continued on W 4th Ave.

Pearce held the knife to his own throat in what appeared to be a final attempt to stop our officers from arresting him. Officers deployed less lethal munitions that were successful and Pearce put both the knife and hammer down before being taken into custody.

Kennewick Fire Department medics responded to the scene for an initial evaluation and he was medically cleared at a local hospital before being booked on charges of Felony Threats-DV, Malicious Mischief-DV, Obstructing Public Servant, Resisting Arrest.

Luckily, the woman and the kids are safe and Kennewick Police are now asking that if you have any video footage of the incident to please contact them so they can include the video in their investigation.

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