An Olympia resident was arrested after allegedly whipping out a knife and threatening another with it.
Olympia police arrested Marcel D Zulauf-Stewart, 27, who identifies as a woman, on May 1 after receiving a complaint involving a knife in the 800 block of Union Avenue.
A man told police that he was in the smoking shed at Plum Street Village when he heard yelling from a certain individual later identified as Zulauf-Stewart.
The man said he told the suspect to “shut the f*ck up” because she had supposedly been yelling all day, to which Zulauf-Stewart replied, “Do you want to step outside?”
Moments later, the suspect pulled out a knife and held it about two to three inches away from the man’s face, according to the police report.
The man said he believed that Zulauf-Stewart would have tried to kill him if he didn’t walk away and seek help from an employee of a nearby establishment, who later reported the incident to authorities.
The employee told police that he was alerted to the confrontation between Zulauf-Stewart and another person.
He went outside, the employee said, and saw Zulauf-Stewart holding a blue kitchen knife in a sheath. The employee said he managed to speak to the suspect and get the knife away from her. The weapon was brought to his office.
Police said video footage provided by the employee showed Zulauf-Stewart talking to a man in the smoking shed, followed by the suspect pulling out a blue knife from her bag. The suspect then held the knife to the man’s face and took a step forward.
The suspect told police that the man in the shed had been trying to get her to have sex with him, but she was not interested. Zulauf-Stewart admitted to pulling a knife on the man because he walked toward her, but she said the knife was kept in the sheath.
Zulauf-Stewart was booked into the Thurston County Jail for harassment – threats to kill.
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