Man throws Molotov cocktail into house, attacks couple

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MARYSVILLE, Wash. —

Marysville police are looking for a man they say threw a Molotov cocktail into a home and attacked a couple.

 Around 3:45 a.m. Friday, Marysville officers responded to a call about disturbance at a home in the 14500 block of 58th Drive.

Police said a woman living in the house had been in her bedroom when she saw a man she recognized as her boyfriend’s occasional employer run toward her open window and throw a bottle into the room in her direction. 

The bottle exploded and caused a piece of furniture to ignite, but the fire was quickly put out by occupants of the house.

Police said the woman ran to the front of the house where she was met by the man who tried to slash her face several times with a box cutter. 

When the man realized the blade of the box cutter was closed, he opened it and slashed toward her stomach, cutting her through her sweater and causing a superficial wound, investigators said.

The man then began throwing chopped wood and other things through the front window.

 The woman’s 34-year-old boyfriend, who also lives in the house, happened to be walking home from a neighbor’s house when he heard the commotion. 

When he confronted the man, he got into his pickup tried to run the boyfriend down, police said. 

The truck hit a concrete lamppost before speeding off.

Detectives later discovered there had been an earlier dispute between the two men. 

The attacker left a voice mail message prior to Friday’s attack saying he was looking for the man and that it wasn’t going to be pretty when he found him, a news release from Marysville police said.