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Stabbing at Penticton's Gyro Park deemed a hoax

Penticton RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing in Gyro Park last week, but failed to find any evidence of the incident.
June 14, 2016 - 11:30 AM

PENTICTON - A stabbing was reported in Gyro Park last week, but police were unable to find the victim.

B.C. Ambulance personnel received a call reporting a man at Gyro Park had been stabbed twice last Tuesday, June 7, Penticton RCMP media spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says. It was also reported the man’s assailant had then fled towards the casino.

Police searched Gyro Park with police dogs and interviewed those in the park.

No one was able to corroborate the incident, and no one interviewed claimed to have witnessed anything.

Police pinged the cell phone where the call originated, only to find the call had come from the vicinity of Gyro Park prior to the cell phone being turned off.

Inquiries at Penticton Regional Hospital also failed to turn up a victim, leaving police to conclude the call was a hoax.

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