Woman who allegedly stabbed her partner with a sword, swung it at police arrested after standoff

<p><p>A woman accused of stabbing her longtime boyfriend with a sword and then allegedly swinging the weapon at police was arrested on suspicion of assault after a standoff with police Monday in north Spokane.</p></p><p><p>Spokane police officers responded to a domestic violence call around 6 p.m. at the 5000 block of North Jefferson Street, Spokane police Cpl. Nick Briggs said.</p></p><p><p>When they arrived, they learned a man suffered nonlife-threatening injures after he had been stabbed with a sword in the torso, Briggs said.</p></p><p><p>The suspect, who was allegedly intoxicated, according to a police news release, refused to come out of the residence and reportedly had two children, ages 2 and 6, inside with her. Police tried to get her to peacefully surrender until officers on-scene heard the suspect say she was going to kill someone, Briggs said.</p></p><p><p>That’s when police entered the residence and found the suspect still armed with a sword. The suspect reportedly swung the sword at an officer while yelling that she would kill them, the release said.</p></p><p><p>The officer avoided being struck by the sword.</p></p><p><p>Laurie Goretski, 45, was then hit with a stun gun and arrested, Briggs said.</p></p><p><p>Goretski was booked into the Spokane County Jail on suspicion of first-degree assault for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend and second-degree assault for reportedly swinging the sword at the officer.</p></p><p><p>The victim was treated at the scene but chose not to go with paramedics to the hospital, Briggs said. The release said the children were uninjured.</p></p><p><p>It said officers executed a search warrant on the residence and retrieved a katana-style sword, which had a blade 3 to 4 feet in length.</p></p>