This ‘armed and dangerous’ man refused to listen to police. So they Tased him, twice


A 27-year-old Bellingham man was arrested this weekend after he allegedly threatened a woman and child and police officers with a knife.

Bellingham Police arrested Enoch Luke Yellow Hawk on suspicion of attempted first-degree assault with a knife, harassment and carrying/exhibiting/drawing a weapon.

Around 2 a.m. Saturday, police responded to a domestic situation in the 2400 block of Queen Street – to assist a woman and child who lived with Yellow Hawk at the residence.

When officers arrived, Yellow Hawk was uncooperative and told them he was “armed and dangerous,” according to a BPD news release.

Officers moved off the front porch in order to not get into a confrontation with Yellow Hawk.

Yellow Hawk then got out of the the home, displayed the knife and charged at the officers, according to the news release.

He refused to listen to the officers, so a Taser was used. The first one didn’t do anything, so a second one was used in order to incapacitate Yellow Hawk, according to the release.

Police said he was not injured.

Denver Pratt: 360-715-2236, @DenverPratt