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Court docs: Spokane man attacked in his sleep with a hatchet

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

One man is in jail and another is badly hurt after a brutal attack with a hatchet at a downtown Spokane apartment complex. It happened Monday at the New Washington Apartments on W. 2nd Ave.

Court documents say the victim told police he woke up around 6 p.m. with a traumatic injury to his head, consistent with being hit with a hatchet. He reportedly told neighbors, "Someone hit me while I was sleeping." Police arrived and found the man covered in blood, holding a towel to his head. He was was shaking and in shock according to the documents.

One witness told police they saw Raub leave the apartment around 6 p.m. where he lives with the victim. He was shirtless, covered and blood and said "hi" to the witness before running away. He ran to a nearby hotel where he told the person at the front desk to call 911, telling them, "I hit my boyfriend with an ax."

 Raub was arrested for first degree assault.

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