By Caleb Hutton
BIRCH BAY — A Birch Bay woman was arrested on suspicion of attacking her 17-year-old son with a butcher knife this week.
The woman and her son got into an argument late Tuesday, Feb. 26, at a home in the 4500 block of Petticote Lane. The 37-year-old mom, Deanna D. Vandyk, struck him several times before letting up for a moment, said Whatcom County Sheriff’s Sgt. Larry Flynn.
But then Vandyk grabbed a large butcher knife, flew into a rage, screamed that she wanted to kill the boy and lunged forward, Flynn said. He managed to wrestle the knife from her. The teen didn’t suffer any stab wounds.
The boy’s grandmother witnessed the altercation. Deputies were called to the scene via 911 and a life alert. The boy had some minor injuries from the first barrage of blows, but wasn’t hurt otherwise.
Vandyk was booked into jail just before midnight on suspicion of second-degree domestic violence assault and felony harassment, for the threats to kill her son.