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Man in hospital after downtown Kelowna knife attack

March 20, 2019 - 3:16 PM

KELOWNA - Police are looking for a suspect believed to be responsible for stabbing a man with a knife yesterday in downtown Kelowna.

According to a press release, on March 19 at 4:35 p.m., Kelowna RCMP responded to an adult male assault victim near the 1600 block of Ellis Street. Members of the Kelowna Downtown On Call were already at the scene.

The victim, a man in his 40s, was bleeding from an apparent stab wound to a lower limb, police say. He was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police believe the suspect, described as a First Nations man with spiked hair and a necklace, attacked the victim in the 400 block of Leon Avenue before fleeing west bound toward the Okanagan Lake. Police believe the incident was a targeted attack.

Anyone with information on the knife attack is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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