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Police investigate alleged double stabbing in Vernon

Vernon RCMP
August 30, 2016 - 5:05 PM

VERNON - Police are investigating an alleged stabbing that put two men in hospital.

Vernon RCMP received a report of the incident around 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28, Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says in a media release.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found two wounded men who said they were stabbed by another man during an altercation at the intersection of 37 Avenue and 31 Street in Vernon, Moskaluk says. 

The men were taken to hospital for treatment. One suffered serious but non life-threatening injuries while the second man’s injuries were less severe.

“The men stated that the suspect fled the scene on foot prior to police arrival,” Moskaluk says.

The suspect is described as a white male, with a Fu Manchu style moustache, and approximately 160 lbs. He was wearing a black, fitted hat and a tank top.

Investigators are asking that anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who has information about it to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-260-5833 or for those wishing to provide information anonymously to contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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