Richland police caught up with an man who attacked a woman Thursday morning.
Officers caught Edgar Solano, 35, at Richland’s Motel 6 shortly before 2 p.m. He had a knife on him.
The arrest came after an hourlong dragnet through the center of Richland.
Police Capt. Mike Cobb wouldn’t say how officers found Solano.
Investigators say Solano threatened to kill his domestic partner and himself sometime before 10 a.m. in a home in the 1000 block of Smith Avenue, according to police reports.
He punched and cut the woman, leaving her bleeding from the face and abdomen.
It’s unclear whether the pair were married, but they did share a child, which was in her arms at the time of the attack, Cobb said.
The child wasn’t hurt, but was covered in blood.
The woman escaped the house and called police.
Solano also fled the home, leaving their 2-year-old girl inside. He ran along Swift Boulevard toward Thayer Drive.
The woman was taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center for treatment. Cobb said she is with family.
Solano has previous drug convictions, Cobb said. Police believe he might illegally be in the country.
Police warned local schools about the potential danger.
All Richland schools and Christ the King School went into lockdown at 10:15 a.m. as police searched through the neighborhood in the center of the city for the suspect.
The lockdown was lifted at 11:15 a.m.
“This incident reminds us why all Richland School District schools conduct lockdown drills throughout the year,” Superintendent Rick Schulte said in a note to parents about the incident.