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Man randomly attacked with a knife in downtown Spokane

From staff reports

A man randomly attacked another man with a knife in downtown Spokane late Monday night.

Sometime before 10 p.m. Monday, a man was walking near the intersection of Riverside and Howard when Logan Ortiz, 21, approached him and, “without warning,” pulled a knife out his waistband and struck the man in the mouth with the end of the knife, chipping his tooth, court documents state.

A passerby attempted to help, but, according to court documents, Ortiz knocked that person to the ground and “started stomping on him.”

Ortiz fled and police detained him about 50 yards from the scene, where he was apparently incoherent, court documents state.

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