SPD investigates two stabbing incidents

Monique Cotton, Public Information & Communication Director, 509.363.8285

Friday, February 21, 2014 at 1 p.m.

Spokane Police are investigating two stabbing incidents that occurred last night and early this morning.

The first incident occurred last night, February 20th, just before 11 p.m. Police received a call of two males arguing in the area of 1800 E. Sprague. One of the males was reportedly armed with a knife. When officers arrived on scene minutes after the initial call, they located the two males, both had knife wounds.

Through talking with two individuals, officers determined one of the men appeared to be the aggressor and one of the men was the victim in the incident. They also indicated there was a female involved in the incident. The male victim told officers that he and the male suspect were on the ground fighting when a female associate of the victim stabbed the suspect in an attempt to stop him from assaulting the victim. During the stabbing, the female inadvertently cut the victim while trying to protect him. The female fled the scene on foot before officers arrived. Both men were transported to the hospital for treatment.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing. No arrests have been made at this time. Police would like the female involved in this incident to come forward to provide additional information.

The second incident occurred just before 3:10 a.m., today, February 21st. Police received a call of a stabbing at a residence in the 1900 block of W. Sharp. Officers arrived on scene minutes after the initial call. Officers located a man and a woman outside the residence. The man had a large stab wound to his leg. The two indicated that a man who had been living with them for several days had stabbed the victim and fled on foot, however neither were able to identify the suspect. No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information on either of these incidents is asked to call Crime Check at 509.456.2233.

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