Suspect Accused Of Stabbing Friend in Head; Knife Lodged in Temple - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Suspect Accused Of Stabbing Friend in Head; Knife Lodged in Temple

SPOKANE, Wash.- A 21-year-old woman, accused of stabbing someone in the face was arrested Monday morning, according to a news release from the Spokane Police Department. Police say the incident started just after 2:00 Monday morning when they responded to a stabbing call at 2nd and Howard.

When Officers arrived they found a 19-year-old man had been stabbed in the side of his head. Police say the knife was still lodged in his head and he was still conscious. Emergency crews arrived a short time later and treated the victim, then transported him to Sacred Heart Medical Center. As of 6:45 Monday morning, he was undergoing surgery to remove the knife and repair the injuries to his face. He is listed in serious condition.

In the meantime, police were busy interviewing witnesses. Based on the information they got from witnesses, and the report from the victim himself, police were able to identify the suspect: 21-year-old Mary M. Goings. According to witnesses, Goings and the male victim were arguing, the argument escalated, and Mary Goings stabbed the victim then took off on foot.

Police were able to find Mary Goings in the area of Maxwell and Maple at around 4:30 Monday morning. She was arrested and charged with First Degree Assault.

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