Manhunt follows fatal Spokane stabbing

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A tense six-hour long manhunt through a neighborhood followed a fatal stabbing in downtown Spokane on Saturday.

Spokane police eventually arrested the suspect, 40-year-old Donald T. Phillips, who already had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

The stabbing happened around 3:30 p.m. at a transit station. The man stabbed died at the hospital. The suspect fled on foot. Soon after a homeowner in the neighborhood of Peaceful Valley called police to say he'd seen the suspect. A second homeowner called police as well, saying a man had barged into his home and threatened him with a knife.

Police responded with numerous officers, dogs and air support. By 9 p.m., Phillips was arrested without incident.

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