May 2, 1997 in City

Police Subdue Teenager

From Staff Reports

Spokane police used pepper spray and leg restraints to subdue a knife-wielding teenager who threatened his parents Wednesday night.

The incident occurred in a house in the 1800 block of West College.

Officers were called to the house by the 17-year-old boy’s mother about 9:30 p.m. When they arrived, the teenager, who is 6 feet 5, was confronting his father with a small knife, police said.

The boy was doused with pepper spray after he refused to put down the knife and charged an officer, police said.

The teenager then threw the knife at the officer, and kicked and fought as he was being handcuffed. The officer was injured, police said.

He was booked into the juvenile detention center on two counts of second-degree attempted assault-domestic violence and one count of first-degree attempted assault.

, DataTimes

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