Liberty Lake business on lockdown following attack over cigarettes

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 30 at 7:49 AM

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. -- An assault over cigarettes in Liberty Lake early Wednesday sent a woman to the hospital.

Police said the woman reported that the attack happened around 8:00 a.m. near Mission and Malvern when the woman was walking into work. The woman claimed the suspect pushed and kicked her after finding out she did not have any cigarettes.

The victim was transported to the hospital for her injuries, but was expected to recover.  Her workplace was put into lockdown shortly after the attack according to Liberty Lake police.

The suspect was described as a black male, wearing a black hoodie with the hood partially covering his face.  The suspect was also wearing red shoes and gold chains, according to authorities.

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