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Two injured in knife fight

January 30, 2014 - 8:06 AM

KAMLOOPS — Two males are recovering from stab wounds and another is appearing in court Thursday after a fight outside of the downtown Library Wednesday evening.

Kamloops RCMP attended to a report of an assault with a weapon outside of 465 Victoria St. just after 6 p.m. The three males left before police arrived but the investigation revealed one of the men involved had a knife.

"One of the males involved had brandished a knife," said Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Cheryl Bush today at a media briefing.

The man was heavily intoxicated at a nearby residence and when police found him, he appeared to have been in a fight. Around the same time a report came in of two men with stab wounds requiring medical attention.

The two stabbed men confirmed they had been involved in the altercation at the library but were uncooperative. Police now believe the fight was a result of the first man trying to rob a mutual acquaintance of the three men just beforehand.

"I believe they were non-life threatening injuries," Bush said.

Bush would not say how, but indicated all three men know each other and are known to police. Police continue to gather evidence and a 26-year-old Kamloops man will be in court this morning on a number of charges.

To contact a reporter for this story, email jstahn@infotelnews.ca, call (250)819-3723 or tweet @JennStahn.

— This story was updated at 11:25 a.m. on Jan. 30, 2014 to include comment from Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Cheryl Bush, with files from Jessica Wallace.

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