Spokane man stabbed in the neck during Craigslist meetup, jumps from moving vehicle

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SPOKANE, Wash. – A man was stabbed in the neck while meeting with people regarding a Craigslist rental listing, Spokane Police said.

Officers responded to the reported assault near N. Ash St. and W. Heroy Ave around 7 p.m. Thursday.

The victim was found with a puncture wound to the neck, a laceration above his eye and blood on his face and shirt.

According to police, the victim had met up with a man and woman while inquiring about renting a room. The sellers picked him up and drove him to the apartment, but he said he did not want to put a deposit down until he had signed a lease agreement in writing.

Police said the male suspect offered to drive the victim home. The female suspect drove while the male suspect and victim sat in the back seat, police said.

During the ride, the male suspect leaned into the victim and stabbed him in the neck with a hunting knife.

The victim tried to get the weapon out of the suspect’s hand and push him away. During the struggle, the victim managed to open the door and throw the knife out. He then grabbed his belongings and threw them out of the vehicle while simultaneously rolling himself out, police said.

The victim then got out of the road and tried to flag down passersby for help while the suspects got away.

The male suspect is described as 27-years-old, between 5’7” and 5’9”, and 300 pounds. He has light brown or possibly blue eyes, a shaved head and blonde/reddish hair. He was last seen wearing a black athletic shirt, dark cotton t-shirt, grey sweater, dirty blue jeans, black boots and a plain black baseball cap.

The female suspect is believed to be 23-years-old, around 5’5” tall, has a thin build and round head. She has dark eyes and shaved the sides of her head with purple/maroon dreadlocks on top. She was wearing a lot of makeup and had a piercing near her mouth.

The two are believed to be driving in a black SUV.

Anyone with information is asked to call police and reference report #2020-20034620.