Spokane police said Sunday they located the man suspected of stabbing a driver Saturday night and are working to sort out conflicting accounts of a confrontation that included two people being hit by a vehicle in the 2000 block of West Seventh Avenue.
Officers responded to a report of a stabbing just before 7 p.m. Saturday. The initial investigation indicated two people had witnessed a possible domestic violence incident between a man and a woman in a vehicle. The witnesses decided to intervene and were struck by the vehicle, and at some point one of the witnesses stabbed the driver, Officer Teresa Fuller said.
The man who stabbed the driver fled the scene but contacted police Sunday morning to give a statement. He was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries consistent with getting hit by a car, Fuller said.
Police have contacted all individuals directly involved in the incident. Each party gave police differing statements and the investigation is ongoing, Fuller said.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has additional information is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.
Glacier Park breaks visitors record
WEST GLACIER, Mont. – Glacier National Park has broken its record for most visitors in a single year.
National Park Service spokesman Jeffrey Olson said that through Sept. 30, Glacier had welcomed about 2.25 million people in 2014.
That’s almost 35,000 more than visited in the record-setting year of 1983, when just over 2.2 million visitors were counted.
And there’s still three months left to count this year.
The Missoulian reported that this is the third year in a row Glacier has exceeded 2 million, and the fifth year in the last six.
Small quake hits Puget Sound area
OLYMPIA – A small earthquake rattled the southern Puget Sound area, but there were no reports of damage or injury.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-3.5 temblor struck Saturday shortly before midnight and was centered about 8 miles northeast of Olympia.
The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said there have been no reports of damage or injury.
But some 100 people in the Olympia area reported feeling the quake in postings on the USGS website.
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