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Downtown stabbing in Kelowna leads to arrest

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April 19, 2016 - 1:04 PM

KELOWNA – A suspect is in custody after a stabbing in downtown Kelowna Monday night.

RCMP responded to a report of a man on Leon Avenue in need of medical help at around 9:30 p.m. on April 18. Spokesperson Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says police were told by the complainant that she believed the man had been slashed with a machete.

“Several officers attended the scene and located the victim suffering from an apparent deep laceration to his arm,” he says in a media release. “Police have learned that a disturbance had taken place between the victim and another individual, who was later identified by police, which led to an escalation where the suspect, a third individual unknown to the victim, allegedly assaulted him with an edged weapon.”

The victim, a 29-year-old man of no fixed address, was taken to hospital in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect was arrested in a park near the crime scene and a 20-year-old man of no fixed address faces potential charges of assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm.

If you witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact Const. Ted Lange of the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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