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ALERT CANCELLED. Amber Alert issued after mom takes kids following stabbing



Washington State/King County followers:

An Amber Alert that has been issued for two girls taken by their mother after she allegedly stabbed the girls’ father in Shoreline Thursday morning.

Dorreen Starrish, 28, is suspected of stabbing her ex-husband around 8:30 a.m. in a home in the 1500 block of NE 190th Street, said Sgt. Cindi West with the King County Sheriff’s Office, which provides police services to Shoreline.

Authorities are now looking for the couple’s daughters, 7-year-old Helen Smith and 3-year-old Alice Smith, who were taken by their mother who does not have custody of the kids, West said. The girls are of Native American descent, according to the Amber Alert, but no other description was available.

The kids were at the home when Starrish came over, said Sgt. Jesse Anderson with the King County Sheriff’s Office. They apparently got into an argument and the man was stabbed in the chest, Starrish said. Starrish then fled with the kids.

“There’s always that concern that the kids could be in jeopardy, because we don’t know of her mental state at this point,” Anderson said.

KOMO’s Facebook page instructs anyone who sees Starrish or her children to call 911 and DO NOT approach them. Picture of Dorreen Starrish:

Live updates here.

Update 3:42 PM MST:

AMBER ALERT UPDATE: PHOTO of 7-year-old Helen Smith. She’s 4-foot-4 and weighs 65 pounds. Her mother, Doreen Starrish, is 5-foot-8 and 170 pounds.

Helen Smith:

Update 5:52 PM MST

AMBER ALERT UPDATE: The suspect was last seen in a back Cadillac STS with unknown plates. Location not specified. PHOTO shows 3-year-old Alice Smith.

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