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South Hill standoff leaves police empty-handed

Police standoff on South Hill

SPOKANE, Wash. - A standoff on the lower South Hill Sunday morning left Spokane Police empty handed.

Police vehicles lined Elm Street from 9th to 10th Streets while officers took turns searching an apartment complex for 25-year-old Timothy Jacobs. Jacobs allegedly stabbed his girlfriend in the leg multiple times and punched her in the face early Sunday morning. Her injuries are not life threatening, but police said she's hurting.

"She does have some serious injuries," Lt. Rex Olson said. "A couple stab wounds and like I said, was assaulted, was punched."

The victim was able to get away. She was picked up by a good Samaritan and taken to Deaconess Hospital. That's where she was met by Spokane Police to talk about the incident. Just after 8 a.m. police barricaded the apartment to arrest Jacobs for second-degree assault. Tenants were evacuated so the SWAT could enter and gas the apartment, they also brought in a K-9. After nearly 4 hours of searching, an open window ended the standoff. Jacobs left before police noticed.

"He's not there so we're going to continue to see if we can locate him and take him into custody," Lt. Olson said.

Jacobs is also wanted on a felony warrant for Second Degree Robbery. Police said they're following up with the victim to find where else he could be. Anyone with information on Jacobs whereabouts should contact Spokane Police.