Spokane man stabbed 19 times expected to survive

SPOKANE — Spokane police say a man in his 50s who was stabbed 19 times on Tuesday evening is expected to survive.

KHQ-TV reported that a police spokesman reported that the man was stabbed in the back and neck. His injuries also include a collapsed lung.

Friends said he was returning from a drug store after buying a soda when he was attacked. Police said the victim hasn’t been able to communicate with them so they don’t know exactly where the attack took place.

Police said they believe the attack is an isolated incident.

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