- Associated Press - Sunday, October 26, 2014

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Police in Spokane are investigating reports that a suspect is attacking or threatening people, most of them homeless, with pepper spray.

One victim, William Faust, told police he was attacked twice by the same man. In one case, Faust says the man sprayed him with pepper spray and told him to get out of town. Faust was also badly beaten.

The Spokesman-Review says (http://is.gd/Qu2jjM ) police are investigating the possibility that several incidents over the past month are linked.

Capt. Brad Arleth says a detective has been assigned to the case and police are taking it very seriously.

Some homeless people say they’re worried they could be next.

Faust says many people are camping further outside of town and sticking in larger groups for safety.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

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