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Assault suspect arrested after fleeing into river

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 5:22 p.m.

An assault suspect waded into the Spokane River after assaulting two people and running from officers, police said in a news release.

Spokane police say Adam L. Frantz, 32, ran from the area of West Point Road and Holliston Road in the West Central Neighborhood at about 6 p.m. Sunday, where he reportedly punched his ex girlfriend in the head and struck a man in the head with an object.

Frantz was spotted moments later biking near the Pettet Drive hill, where he fled on foot and ran into the river. Multiple officers with the help of the Spokane Fire Department’s water rescue team surrounded the area and Frantz was taken into custody without incident, according to the news release.

The victims were treated by paramedics on scene for non-life threatening injuries.

Frantz, a 10-time convicted felon according to police, faces a charge of felony second-degree assault, misdemeanor fourth-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief and obstruction of justice.

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