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Teen accused of machete attack in Spokane

SPOKANE — Police say a 17-year-old used a machete to steal a bicycle from a rider Sunday night in Spokane.

KXLY reported that officers were called to the area of Bridgeport Avenue and Ferrall Street in Hillyard around 8 p.m. News reports show that police found the suspect hiding in a shed with his machete.

Officers believe he and three accomplices are responsible for another assault and robbery around the same time in the area.



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Then and Now: Comstock Park

James M. Comstock, born in 1838 in Wisconsin, arrived in Spokane in time to witness the great fire of 1889 and start Spokane Dry Goods with Robert Paterson. It became the Crescent, Spokane’s premier department store for a century. He also worked in real estate and owned other businesses. He served a term as Spokane mayor, starting in 1899. James Comstock died in 1918.