One arrested in machete attack
A machete attack near downtown Spokane sent one to a hospital and another to jail this morning.
A man and woman were sitting in the 200 block of W. 6th Ave. about 10 a.m. when a man exited a home and confronted them without provocation, police said.
He attacked the man with a machete, police said, causing a “substantial” injury.
The three do not appear to know each other, police said, and the suspect, 49-year-old Douglas Harmon, was described as a possible mental health patient.
Officers used a Taser on Harmon following a short standoff and transported him to Spokane County Jail, police said.