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Burglary, fight lead to Spokane stabbing

Spokane police this morning said resentments stemming from a fight last week may have been the spark that led to a melee at a residence in northeast Spokane early today where one man suffered a knife wound in his back.

The stabbing victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of the non-life threatening wound while another victim suffered an injury from a hammer, but did not go to a hospital, police said.

Shortly after the incident about 2 a.m., police arrested Preston Tensley, 39, and booked him into Spokane County Jail on one count of first-degree burglary in connection with a break-in that preceded the fight, police said.

The incident at the 900 block of East Wabash Avenue occurred when six to eight persons pushed their way into a house triggering the fight. Officers said it apparently was related to another fight on Friday night.

Officers are still seeking other persons involved in the incident and would like to interview them. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233.

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