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Next-door neighbor stabbing sends one to the hospital with critical injuries; one arrested

UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019

Police arrested a man in his 20s and accuse him of stabbing a next-door neighbor on Thursday in North Spokane. The victim suffered critical injuries and remains in the hospital. (Will Campbell/The Spokesman-Review)
Police arrested a man in his 20s and accuse him of stabbing a next-door neighbor on Thursday in North Spokane. The victim suffered critical injuries and remains in the hospital. (Will Campbell/The Spokesman-Review)

A dispute between two neighbors on Thursday in north Spokane led to a stabbing, sending one man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police responded to the reported stabbing at about 7 p.m. at 4723 N. Monroe St. and found the victim bleeding in the front of the house, Spokane police Officer Matthew Cowles said. Both the victim and the suspect are men in their 20s, he said, but did not name the men.

Police arrested the suspect in the stabbing, he said.

The victim suffered at least one stab wound to his side and was conscious when paramedics took him to the hospital, Cowles said.

Neighbor Joanna VanBrunt said she came home at 5 p.m. and saw the two men having what appeared to be a pleasant conversation outside. She later saw police out her window and came outside to see the victim lying bloody in the doorway of a house while police prevented him from bleeding out.

“They did an amazing job,” she said of the officers.

The suspect, living at 4727 N. Monroe St., had been living there for about four weeks, according to VanBrunt.

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