Police: Soccer star Hope Solo arrested in assault

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Hope Solo Arrested

KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) -- U.S. women's soccer star Hope Solo was arrested at a suburban Seattle home early Saturday on suspicion of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew, police said.

Officers responded to the sister's home just before 1 a.m. after receiving a 911 call that a woman at the Kirkland residence was hitting people and that she refused to stop or leave, the Kirkland Police Department said in a news release.

They found Solo intoxicated and upset, saw injuries on her nephew and her sister, and arrested her after speaking with those present and determining that she was the primary aggressor, the release said.

She was booked into jail for investigation of two counts of fourth-degree domestic violence assault, and she was expected to remain in custody until an appearance Monday at Kirkland Municipal Court.

It wasn't immediately clear if she had a lawyer. A telephone number listed for her was not accepting incoming calls Saturday, and the voice mail for a listing at the sister's home was full.

The sister was not identified by police, but in her memoir, Solo writes that she has a half sister named Terry.

Solo, 32, has won two Olympic gold medals as a goalkeeper for the U.S. women's national team. She also plays with the Seattle Reign of the National Women's Soccer League.

"We are aware of the situation with Hope and are now gathering information," the Reign posted on the team's Twitter feed.

In 2012, she married former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens. He was arrested just before their wedding for investigation of assault after a disturbance involving her, but he was not charged.

Solo said soon afterward that there never was an assault and that she and her new husband were happy.

"It's unfortunate what the media can do to judge before the facts are out there. It's hard to see, but it's a hard truth, and it's part of life," she said then. "I'm happy. I'm happily married. I would never stand for domestic violence. I've never been hit in my life."


Police: Soccer star Hope Solo arrested in assault
U.S. women's soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo appears in Kirkland Municipal Court on Monday, June 23, 2014, in connection with her domestic violence arrest at her sister's home in Kirkland, Wash. (AP Photo/Pool, The Seattle Times, Mike Siegel, Pool)
U.S. women's soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo appears in Kirkland Municipal Court on Monday, June 23, 2014, in connection with her domestic violence arrest at her sister's home in Kirkland, Wash. (AP Photo/Pool, The Seattle Times, Mike Siegel, Pool)
U.S. women's soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo appears in Kirkland Municipal Court on Monday, June 23, 2014, in connection with her domestic violence arrest at her sister's home in Kirkland, Wash. (AP Photo/Pool, The Seattle Times, Mike Siegel, Pool)
U.S. women's soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo listens to her attorney Todd Maybrown in Kirkland Municipal Court on Monday, June 23, 2014, in Kirkland, Wash. Solo has entered a not guilty plea following her domestic violence arrest at her sister's home in suburban Seattle. (AP Photo/Pool, The Seattle Times, Mike Siegel, Pool)
U.S. women's soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo appears in Kirkland Municipal Court on Monday, June 23, 2014, in connection with her domestic violence arrest at her sister's home in Kirkland, Wash. (AP Photo/Pool, The Seattle Times, Mike Siegel, Pool)
Jerramy Stevens, the husband of U.S. women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo, listens to attorney Todd Maybrown outside Kirkland Municipal Court Monday, June 23, 2014, in Kirkland, Wash. Solo was scheduled to appear in court in connection with her arrest for domestic violence Saturday in Kirkland, where she was accused of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew. (AP Photo/Pool, The Seattle Times, Mike Siegel, Pool)
Jerramy Stevens, the husband of U.S. women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo, walks out of Kirkland Municipal Court Monday, June 23, 2014, in Kirkland, Wash. Solo appeared in court in connection with her arrest for domestic violence Saturday in Kirkland, where she was accused of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Jerramy Stevens, the husband of U.S. women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo, walks into Kirkland Municipal Court Monday, June 23, 2014, in Kirkland, Wash. Solo appeared in court in connection with her arrest for domestic violence Saturday in Kirkland, where she was accused of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Jerramy Stevens, right, the husband of U.S. women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo, walks out of Kirkland Municipal Court Monday, June 23, 2014, in Kirkland, Wash. with Todd Maybrown, Solo's attorney. Solo appeared in court in connection with her arrest for domestic violence Saturday in Kirkland, where she was accused of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
U.S. women's soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo listens to her attorney Todd Maybrown in Kirkland Municipal Court on Monday, June 23, 2014, in Kirkland, Wash. Solo has entered a not guilty plea following her domestic violence arrest at her sister's home in suburban Seattle. (AP Photo/Pool, The Seattle Times, Mike Siegel, Pool)
U.S. women's soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo appears in Kirkland Municipal Court on Monday, June 23, 2014, in connection with her domestic violence arrest at her sister's home in Kirkland, Wash. (AP Photo/Pool, The Seattle Times, Mike Siegel, Pool)
U.S. women's soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo appears in Kirkland Municipal Court on Monday, June 23, 2014, in connection with her domestic violence arrest at her sister's home in Kirkland, Wash. (AP Photo/Pool, The Seattle Times, Mike Siegel, Pool)
Shauna McBride, director of communications for the Seattle Reign FC women's soccer team, walks into Kirkland Municipal Court Monday, June 23, 2014, in Kirkland, Wash. Reign FC and U.S. women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo appeared in court in connection with her arrest for domestic violence Saturday in Kirkland, where she was accused of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Jerramy Stevens, the husband of U.S. women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo, sits outside Kirkland Municipal Court Monday, June 23, 2014, in Kirkland, Wash. Solo was scheduled to appear in court in connection with her arrest for domestic violence Saturday in Kirkland, where she was accused of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Jerramy Stevens, left, the husband of U.S. women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo, sits outside Kirkland Municipal Court Monday, June 23, 2014, in Kirkland, Wash. with Shauna McBride, right, director of communications for the Seattle Reign FC women's soccer team. Solo was scheduled to appear in court in connection with her arrest for domestic violence Saturday in Kirkland, where she was accused of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
United States' Abby Wambach (20) hands the trophy to goalkeeper Hope Solo, center, after the U.S. beat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2013, file photo, United States goalkeeper Hope Solo pauses on the field during the second half of an international friendly women's soccer match against Australia in San Antonio. Police say Solo has been arrested early Saturday, June 21, 2014, at a suburban Seattle home for assaulting her sister and nephew. (AP Photo/Darren Abate, File)
United States goalkeeper Hope Solo (1) catches the ball during the second half of a women's friendly soccer match against France Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
U.S. goal keeper Hope Solo kicks during an international friendly soccer match between China and the U.S. in Commerce City, Colo., on Sunday, April 6, 2014. U.S. beat China 2-0. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
United States goalkeeper Hope Solo (1, back) makes a save over goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris (24) during warmups before a women's friendly soccer match against France Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
U.S. goal keeper Hope Solo looks on during an international friendly soccer match between China and the U.S. in Commerce City, Colo., on Sunday, April 6, 2014. U.S. beat China 2-0. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
USA goalkeeper Hope Solo clears the ball in the first half of an exhibition soccer match against Russia, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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TAMPA, FL - JUNE 14: Goalkeeper Hope Solo #1 of the United States defends against a shot by forward Laetitia Tonazzi #11 of France during the second half of a women's friendly soccer match on June 14, 2014 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - JUNE 14: Goalkeeper Hope Solo #1 of the United States controls the ball during the second half of a women's friendly soccer match against France on June 14, 2014 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 13: Goalkeeper Hope Solo #1 of the United States warms up prior to facing Russia at Georgia Dome on February 13, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 13: Goalie Hope Solo #1 of the United States Women's National Soccer Team makes a save during warmups before the game against Russia at the Georgia Dome on February 13, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
FRISCO, TX - JANUARY 31: Hope Solo #1 of the U.S. Women's National Team looks on against the Canadian Women's National Team on January 31, 2014 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - FEBRUARY 08: Hope Solo #1 of the United States warms up prior to playing against Russia at FAU Stadium on February 8, 2014 in Boca Raton, Florida. The United States defeated Russia 7-0. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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