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Hope Solo arrested at sister's Kirkland home for allegedly assaulting family members

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Two-time Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo was arrested early Saturday morning for domestic violence after a family argument turned violent at her sister's Kirkland home.

Kirkland police responded to a call of disturbance at the home around 1 a.m.

"The male caller stated that a female at the residence was 'hitting people' and they could not get her to stop or to leave the house," Kirkland Police Lt. Mike Murray said in a release.

Murray added that upon the officers' arrived at the home they could immediately hear the sounds of the disturbance from outside the residence.

When officers entered the home they noticed Solo, 32, was upset and intoxicated. They also observed visible injuries to Solo's 17-year-old nephew and her sister.

"After receiving statements from the persons involved, officers determined that Solo was the primary aggressor and had instigated the assault," Murray said.

Solo was arrested on two counts of domestic violence and booked into the south King County detention facility.

Solo's first court appearance will be Monday at the Kirkland Municipal Court, with the time yet to be determined.

This is not the first time that police have been called to an incident involving Solo in Kirkland. The former University of Washington soccer star is married to former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens and her legal name is Hope Stevens. Kirkland police were called to Solo's home in November 2012. The police report for the incident stated that an altercation between eight different people took place at the home during a house party and a stun gun was used.

The call resulted in domestic violence charges against Stevens. Those charges were eventually dropped by a Kirkland Municipal Court Judge.

Solo was the goalkeeper for last two U.S. Olympic women's soccer teams and played for the University of Washington. She also plays for the Seattle Reign of the National Women's Soccer League and was forced to miss its game in New York on Sunday.

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