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A fight in the street blocked traffic in Spokane Valley Tuesday

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 14, 2020

A man on a bike weaved in and out of traffic Tuesday eventually stopping in the middle of Pines Road prompting a police response.   (Courtesy of the Spokane County Sheriff's Office)
A man on a bike weaved in and out of traffic Tuesday eventually stopping in the middle of Pines Road prompting a police response.  (Courtesy of the Spokane County Sheriff's Office)

Spokane Valley Deputies received multiple reports of a street fight and disruptive man blocking traffic on Pines Road on Tuesday afternoon.

At about 3:35 p.m., deputies responded to reports of a man pounding on the doors of Broadway Elementary School and talking to himself, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

The man then rode off on his bike before stopping in the middle of Pines Road, blocking traffic, the sheriff’s office said. Other callers reported two men fighting in the street, while yet another caller said the initial disorderly man stabbed himself.

Initial information from the sheriff’s office indicated the two men fought and eventually one man produced an “edged weapon” resulting in both men being injured, a news release from the sheriff’s office said.

When deputies arrived they found the initial man bleeding and applied a tourniquet. He was initially not cooperative on scene, the sheriff’s office said.

Spokane Valley Firefighters and AMR arrived and provided medical treatment, eventually transporting him to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The second man involved in the fight was located by police and cooperated with investigators. He sought medical treatment for minor injuries, the sheriff’s office said.

Neither man was arrested or charged as a result of the incident. Southbound traffic on Pines was closed while the sheriff’s office processed evidence.

Anyone who witnessed the incident and has not spoken to police can call Crime Check at 509-456-2233 with reference number 10137048.

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