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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Washington Man Goes on Rampage Stabbing Vet Employees After His Pet Cat Dies

An enraged cat owner who blamed the vets for his pet's death has been arrested after allegedly stabbing staff at two separate animal hospitals.

Charles A. Smith, 57, first tried attacking the veterinarian who treated his cat at the Maplewood Animal Hospital in Bellingham, Washington, at about 8:15 a.m.

The unnamed female veterinarian was able to knock the knife out of Smith's hand before escaping with only a cut on her hand.

KOMO News reports that on his way out of Maplewood, Smith pulled a second knife, threatened the desk staff, then drove off for the Fountain Veterinary Hospital. 

Upon arriving there ten minutes later, he walked into the building and wordlessly stabbed an employee in the neck before speeding off yet again.

That unnamed victim was treated at the scene by paramedics. 

By that time, police had alerted area animal treatment centers there was an attacker on the loose. 

Smith was finally taken into custody when a Bellingham officer pulled him over on E. Bakerview Road and he surrendered.

Smith admitted he was the man authorities were looking for.

He is now being held at the Whatcom County Jail on investigation of assault and weapons possession. 

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