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Spokane man arrested for stabbing; threatening women with knife

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Police responded to a stabbing near Division and Garland Thursday. Police responded to a stabbing near Division and Garland Thursday.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Police responded to a stabbing call on Division Street Thursday afternoon, and arrested the suspect a short while later.

According to a police report, 36-year-old Alexander D. Riendeau "exchanged words" with the victim before stabbing them twice. Just before this, police say Riendeau had also threatened his girlfriend and another woman with the knife.

Riendeau then fled the scene, running through the Division and Garland neighborhood with a knife, which he threw when officers began chasing him. About ten patrol units were on scene to block off the area during the search for Riendeau, who was arrested around 4:45 p.m.

Police say the victim was taken to the hospital, though the victim's injuries are not serious. 

Riendeau is now facing multiple assault charges, as well as charges for possession of meth and car theft tools.?

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