SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Deputies arrested a man on Friday after he allegedly cut the throat of a fellow passenger on an STA bus.
Deputies responded after reports that an STA's digital sign read "Call Police."
Upon arriving at the bus, which had pulled over near the intersection of Appleway and Elizabeth in Spokane Valley, deputies were informed that the suspect, 50-year-old Paul D. Mattingly, had fled.
The victim, an adult man, was inspected and recieved medical attention for what police say was a minor injury.
Deputies found Mattingly not far from the scene and were able to detain him without incident. During a weapons search, a folding knife was found, wrapped in a bandana, in Mattingly's pocket.
He has since been booked into Spokane County Jail for assault 1st degree, a felony.
Witnesses say the attack was unprovoked.
Catch up on the day's news and look ahead to tomorrow by signing up for the Daily Local email newsletter from KXLY4. Headlines, events, and staff picks every weeknight at 8 p.m. Sign up HERE to get your news on the D.L.
Spokane Police still searching for shooting suspect
Walmart car seat exchange ends early due to 'overwhelming' participation
- Spokane Police still searching for shooting suspect
- Walmart car seat exchange ends early due to 'overwhelming' participation
- Highway 200 crash sends car into river, driver rescued
- Fire ignites propane tanks in northeast Spokane garage; firefighters contain the flames
- Spokane man thanks Apple Watch for saving father's life
- South Carolina newspaper facing massive backlash after 'Hilinski's Hope' headline