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Monday, March 4, 2024
March 4, 2024

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Suspected hammer assault sends Lake Shore schools into lockdown

By , Columbian Breaking News Reporter

Clark County deputies responded to an assault in the Lake Shore area Monday afternoon and discovered that a victim had been struck with a hammer by a neighbor.

Deputies and other emergency officials were dispatched to the 9600 block of Northwest 18th Avenue about 12:30 p.m.

An individual who may suffer from mental health issues is suspected of assaulting the neighbor with a hammer, although deputies are continuing to sort out what happened, said Sgt. Brent Waddell.

The victim was struck on the head, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that the victim was lying in the road and was bleeding from a head injury. They were taken to a hospital with possible life threatening injuries.

Sione Suli, 30, was arrested without incident, deputies said. Suli was booked into Clark County Jail on suspicion of first-degree assault.

The incident sent several schools into lockdown temporarily.

Vancouver Public Schools said in a notice that Eisenhower and Lake Shore elementary schools, Jason Lee Middle School and Columbia River High School were put into modified lockdown status starting at 12:45 p.m.

The lockdowns ended 15 minutes later, according to the notice. All students and staff members are safe, VPS said.

Columbian Breaking News Reporter