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Two stabbed outside Spokane bar

Two people were stabbed at a Spokane tavern early this morning after an argument in the parking lot.

Spokane police responded to the stabbing at the Special K Tavern on north Market Street about 2:28 a.m., and found one man with a very serious knife wound to the neck and another man with a knife wound to the left side of his head.

Witnesses said the assailant and victims got into an argument and “the suspect suddenly began stabbing the victims,” according to police Sgt. Kevin King. The assailant then fled southbound on foot.

Another officer responding to the call saw a person matching the man’s description at Market Street and Courtland Avenue, and then saw the man throw a knife into a nearby field.

Police arrested Donald L. Dyson, 42, and booked him into Spokane County Jail on two counts of first-degree assault. The victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment.