March 08, 2016 - 11:48 AM
KELOWNA - Staff at the Greyhound bus depot broke up a fight between two men after one of them slashed the other in the face and stabbed him in the arm and chest early Tuesday morning.
RCMP were called to the terminal on Leckie Road just after 7:30 a.m., March 8. Witnesses say two men got into a fight and one of the men was seen wielding a knife and a metal pipe.
A media release from RCMP says a 31-year-old man of no fixed address slashed a 19-year-old Calgary man in the face and punctured his chest and upper arms. He was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
“Staff on site reportedly managed to safely take the knife and pipe away from the suspect,” Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says in the release. “Both subjects had been passengers on a bus which originated in Vancouver. They had exited the bus and were inside the Kelowna terminal when the alleged assault occurred. No other members of the public were injured during the incident.”
The 31-year-old faces potential charges of assault with a weapon, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. He remains in police custody at this time.
Investigators interviewed several witnesses at the scene. Witnesses who have not yet spoken to police are asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP, Const. Julius Prommer at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.
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