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Rathdrum man stabbed during attempted home invasion

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RATHDRUM, Idaho- Right now one man is recovering from a stab wound to his arm, after attempting to stop a home invasion robbery in his Rathdrum apartment Monday morning.

It happened in the 7100 block of west Manchester Avenue. According to police, the suspect, 20 year-old Sean McDonald, tried to enter an apartment in that block. The victim heard McDonald trying to enter and attempted to close the door on him. That's when police say McDonald stabbed the 17 year-old victim in the arm.

Police say that McDonald then fled the scene and Kootenai County Sheriff's deputies used a K-9 unit to track him. They eventually found him at around 6 a.m. hiding nearby. McDonald has been arrested on charges of Aggravated Battery and Attempted Burglary.

The vicitm was treated at the scene for a stab wound to his arm, and then released. He was later taken to an area hospital by a family member.

Police say that Sean McDonald and the victim do not know each other.  

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