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Originally published January 22, 2013 at 9:28 PM | Page modified January 23, 2013 at 12:04 AM

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Spokane: man stabbed 19 times expected to survive

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

The Associated Press

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SPOKANE, Wash. —

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

KHQ-TV says ( http://is.gd/pmY1Jm) a police spokesman reports the man was stabbed in the back and neck. His injuries also include a collapsed lung.

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

Police say they believe the attack is an isolated incident.

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Information from: KHQ-TV, http://msnbc.msn.com/id/3082888/

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