SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.-- An argument between two men ended Tuesday with the victim being injured with his own machete.

Deputies searched the area surrounding Cataldo and Pines for the suspect Tuesday afternoon. The fight began when the suspect went to the victim s apartment. The suspect was there to retrieve items from his girlfriend s ex-boyfriend according to deputies. Authorities said the victim claimed he did not have the woman s stuff.

The suspect kicked in the door and went inside the apartment according to deputies at the scene. They stated that the suspect grabbed a machete from inside the apartment and assaulted the ex-boyfriend. Authorities said the victim suffered minor cuts.

The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle which later broke down near Mission. Authorities said the man ran away on foot.

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