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After sending out surveillance photos earlier this week, detectives followed up on several tips and arrested 25-year-old Daniel G. Spain for 1st Degree Assault late Thursday night. 

Detectives believe Spain and the victim did not know each other and this attack may have been random. The victim walked into a downtown business on January 25 with a knife lodged in her back, though she did not know how it got there. 

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