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Witnesses Come Face To Face With STA Plaza Stabbing Suspect

Multiple witnesses spoke out on Sunday about coming face to face with a murder suspect on Saturday night.

The suspect, identified as 40-year-old Donald Phillips, was accused of stabbing a man to death at the STA Plaza in Downtown Spokane just before 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The suspect fled on foot and police launched a massive manhunt for him. Police were called to the Peaceful Valley neighborhood where Spokane City Councilman Jon Snyder had spotted the suspect.

Snyder said the man he saw matched the suspect description of the stabbing suspect.

Snyder said he confronted the suspect and called police.

Officers then flooded the Peaceful Valley area and searched for the suspect.

A homeowner said the suspect walked into his home near Main and Cedar while police searched for him.  The homeowner said the suspect finally walked off.

Spokane police later arrested Phillips a couple of homes away.

Spokane police said Phillips had an extensive violent and criminal history. He was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant with the Department of Corrections at the time of the stabbing.
 

 

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