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Downtown stabbing suspect tried to throw away clothes used in attack, docs say

37-year-old Patrick Page has been arrested and booked into jail for first degree assault.

SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane police arrested a suspect for stabbing a man in downtown Spokane on Monday afternoon.

Newly filed court documents say 37-year-old Patrick Page went into a downtown bar, tried to throw his clothes away in the bathroom and left blood on the sink. 

Page was booked into the Spokane County Jail for first-degree assault around 8 p.m. Monday. 

In court Tuesday afternoon, a judge set Page's bond at $450,000. He's scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 13. 

According to Spokane Police spokesperson Julie Humphreys, the incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. in the 900 block of West Sprague.

Witnesses described the suspect as a white man with brown hair wearing a plaid shirt, black pants and black shoes, according to court documents. 

Humphreys said the victim managed to walk several blocks toward the STA Plaza before collapsing. Court documents said the victim suffered a stab wound to his right side abdomen and a laceration to his liver. 

The victim told police he was standing on a sidewalk in downtown, near the STA Plaza when he felt a sharp pain in his right side, documents say. He said he looked to see the suspect running away from him and realized he had been stabbed and sought medical attention.

Officers were able to obtain surveillance video from the scene which helped officers to identify Page as the suspect. That image was shown to patrol units. 

According to court documents, an officer had seen Page earlier in the day wearing the same clothing. The officer located Page near Second and Madison wearing a blue and gray colored sweatshirt with a Seahawks logo and writing on the front, black pants and black shoes, documents say. 

The officer saw a fresh cut that was still bleeding on the left side of Page's neck and there was dried blood on his right hand, documents say. There was also a red stain on Page's sweatshirt and the officer found a closed locked blade on him when he was detained, documents say.

According to court documents, the owner of a bar on South Monroe Street contacted police and said he had surveillance video of a subject that entered his business and went to the bathroom. The person matched Page's description, according to documents. 

The bar owner told police the subject left the bar and was later notified by another person that there was blood in the sink of the bathroom, documents say. The owner went to investigate and found discarded clothing in the garbage, according to documents. 

Court documents said the owner left the clothing as he found it, secured the bathroom and called police. When police recovered the clothing, it appeared to be stained with blood, documents said.

Police said there is no reason to believe this stabbing is connected to the fatal stabbing on Oct. 12 at this time. 

Court documents do not offer any motive in the stabbing or any details into the relationship between the victim and Page. 

As of 9 p.m. Oct. 5, the victim is currently at the hospital and has been upgraded to serious, but stable, condition. 

Page has a lengthy criminal history, including 12 felony convictions and 14 misdemeanors, according to SPD.

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