Deputies: Man strangled wife, tried to cut his own throat as officers arrived

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TACOMA — Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a murder and attempted suicide after a man called police to say he strangled his wife at their home.

Pierce County sheriff’s deputies say the suspect called 911 around 9 a.m Thursday to say he just strangled his wife at a residence in the 10400 block of Sheridan Avenue South in Tacoma.

When deputies arrived, the man allegedly brandished a knife and slit his throat before locking himself in a bathroom. Deputies managed to break down the bathroom door and give the man medical care, law enforcement said.

He was transported to an area hospital and is expected to survive.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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