June 17, 2009 in News

One arrested in machete attack

The Spokesman-Review
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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.

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