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Tied-up woman calls Spokane police with Alexa device to report assault; officers seek suspect

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

From staff reports

Spokane police responded to woman’s home early Saturday morning after she used an Alexa device to call for help because she had been assaulted with a baseball bat while tied up and couldn’t get free.

Officers were still searching for the man suspected of assulting her, 46-year-old Andrew Beitel, as of 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The residence he was at is on the 2000 block of South Grand Boulevard.

The woman was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to a news release.

Police believe Beitel, a 155-pound, 5-foot-9-inch white male, is suicidal and an extreme risk to people who contact him, according to a news release. He is believed to be driving a maroon/red 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander with the license plate BMZ5859.

People who see him should call 911 and not make contact with him, police say.

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