Spokane Police Investigate Burglary and Stabbing

Monique Cotton, Director of Communication and Public Information, 509.363.8285

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 8:26 p.m.

Spokane Police are investigating a burglary and stabbing that occurred this evening, in the 2700 block of E. 32nd Ave. The stabbing victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A suspect, identified as Ben Glushchenko (23), has been arrested for 1st Degree Burglary and 1st Degree Assault and booked into the Spokane County Jail. Investigation into this incident is ongoing.

Tonight, 12/3/14, just before 5 p.m., Spokane Police officers responded to a residence in the 2700 block of E. 32nd Ave. on a report of an unknown trouble at the residence. The caller indicated an emergency had occurred and immediate assistance was needed.

Officers responded to the residence within minutes and located a male who had suffered several stab wounds. The man was transported to the hospital. His injuries, initially thought to be life-threatening, were determined to be non-life-threatening.

Officers set up a perimeter and initiated a K-9 track. Approximately 30 minutes after the initial call, officers located a man matching the suspect description near the intersection of 32nd and Mt. Vernon.

The man, identified as Ben Glushchenko (23), was arrested for 1st Degree Burglary and 1st Degree Assault and booked into the Spokane County Jail.

Initial investigation indicates the suspect may have burglarized a residence near the residence where the stabbing occurred. The suspect is then believed to have entered the residence where the stabbing occurred (in the 2700 block of E. 32nd Ave.) and was contacted by an individual in the residence. That individual was stabbed by the suspect. Investigators do not believe the victim and the suspect know one another.

Spokane Police Patrol and Major Crimes detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident. The investigation is ongoing.

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