Woman hospitalized in North Spokane stabbing


SPOKANE, Wash. -On Sunday, just after 7 pm, Spokane Police responded to a stabbing call in the 600 block of E Providence Ave in Northeast Spokane. Officers arrived on scene in about two minutes, and located an adult female victim who was suffering from a stab wound. Officers immediately began providing first aid to the victim until SFD and AMR paramedics could take over care. The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect was located a few blocks away, as well as a knife believed to have been used in the attack. 23-year-old Ariel Ricco was booked into Spokane County Jail for assault 2nd degree. The incident does not appear to be random; early information indicates the assault stemmed from a dispute regarding living arrangements at a residence in the area. SPD is not currently looking for anyone else involved, and there is no on-going threat to the public.