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Everett man accused of trying to kill ex-girlfriend with opioid spray

MUKILTEO, Wash. (AP) — An Everett man is accused of holding down his ex-girlfriend at a Mukilteo hotel, shoving Xanax down her throat and forcing a fentanyl spray up her nose in what police say was attempted murder.

The Daily Herald reports the woman survived and was able to escape and alert others before she passed out Saturday morning.

Bail was set at $500,000 for the 28-year-old on Monday. He remains lodged in Snohomish County Jail for investigation of attempted murder.

Q13 News typically does not identify suspects until they have been formally charged.

Police reports say the man lured the woman to the motel with a ruse that her sister would meet her there.

Police say the victim told them he sprayed the extremely potent opioid fentanyl into her nose about 15 times during the incident. Police administered the overdose antidote naloxone to revive her.