Kelowna collision leads to stabbing

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KELOWNA - One man is in hospital and another is facing serious charges after a minor collision escalated to a stabbing on Saturday afternoon.

According to police, an 18-year-old Kelowna man riding a bicycle collided with the passenger side of a black Dodge Ram pickup truck in the 400-block of Gramiak Road around 3:40 p.m., May 21. When the driver of the truck stopped to offer help, the cyclist "responded with profanity and walked away," according to a release by RCMP Const. Jesse O'Donaghey.

The driver followed the man again offering assistance until the cyclist left. However he later returned to the scene and "allegedly confronted and threatened the driver’s son who was holding an item believed to have been left at the scene by the cyclist. A physical altercation between the two men occurred where it is alleged that the cyclist stabbed the driver in the abdomen with a knife."

The son was not hurt but his father was taken to hospital by ambulance with what police called "non-life-threatening injuries."

The cyclist was arrested at the scene and also taken to hospital to be assessed. He was later released to face charges.

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