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Sunday, December 16, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Man hospitalized, suspect in custody after unprovoked stabbing attack

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 8:02 a.m.

A suspect is in custody after an apparently random stabbing in north Spokane.

Just before 6 p.m. Thursday, Spokane Police Department officers responded to reports that a man had been stabbed multiple times in the 5100 block of North Walnut Street. Upon arrival, officers administered first aid until medical teams arrived. The victim was transported to an area hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, according to a Spokane police news release.

According to witnesses, the victim and his adult son were outside of their home, working on a vehicle when they were approached by the suspect. “Very shortly thereafter, in what appears to be a completely unprovoked attack, the victim was stabbed,” the release stated.

The son attempted to follow the suspect as he fled, but the suspect escaped, according to the release. A K-9 unit called to the scene began searching the area, and a tip from a nearby citizen brought authorities to a nearby alley, where officers quickly identified the suspect, 23-year-old Corey A. Taylor.

Taylor has been booked into Spokane County Jail on charges of first-degree assault. He also has an outstanding felony warrant.


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