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Man stabbed in home after interrupting burglar

A man was stabbed in his home Monday morning after interrupting a burglary. (Jody Lawrence-Turner/The Spokesman-Review)

A man was stabbed in his home Monday morning after interrupting what appeared to be a burglary in progress.

The 52-year-old man was taken to a Spokane hospital with non-life threatening injuries but was able to give police a description of the man he found in his kitchen just before 10 a.m.

The homeowner was in his basement at 1518 W. Jackson Street when he heard a noise upstairs that he thought was his sister. He went upstairs and found a man looking through his refrigerator, said Capt. Keith Cummings of the Spokane Police Department.

The two men got into a fight. The burglar grabbed a large kitchen knife, stabbed the homeowner in the stomach and fled.

The homeowner said the man was white, about 6-feet tall, had a sandy-blond goatee, Atlanta Braves baseball cap and blue pants.

Police are investigating.

More information will be posted on this story when it becomes available.