Mounties kept busy with stabbings
A 20-year-old Kamloops man avoided injury on Tuesday night (Aug. 28) when he and a friend were attacked by a knife-wielding man at McDonald’s in the 300-block of Victoria Street.
Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said a man entered the restaurant at about 8:30 p.m., told a female employee he was looking for a couple of guys and left. The employee called police because the man seemed agitated and angry.
Police responded, were given a physical description, made patrols in the area, but couldn’t find the man, Learned said.
The suspect returned to the restaurant 30 minutes later, Learned said, and sat down beside the victim. After a few heated words were exchanged, the suspect shoved the victim into a wall, pulled out a knife and made an overhand stab towards the man.
The victim moved out of the way and the suspect made a second lunge towards him. The victim’s friend then punched his attacker in the head.
The assailant then fled.
All three men are known to police.
Neither of the two men was injured and neither was willing to give a statement on the incident. They did tell police they had given the suspect a “hard time” earlier in the evening.
The 42-year-old suspect was arrested at 9:45 p.m. at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. He has no fixed Kamloops address and has a history of drunk and disorderly conduct.
• Meanwhile, a 61-year-old Kamloops man was stabbed in the head Tuesday night after an alleged attack by three men.
The RCMP were called to Royal Inland Hospital on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 2:15 a.m. after the victim arrived at the hospital via taxi with a head wound.
He claimed he was in the front parking lot of Pogue Mahone Irish Ale House — in the 800-block of Desmond Street in Brocklehurst— at about 1:30 a.m. when three native men approached him and asked him to buy them beer.
The man refused and was then allegedly attacked by the trio, who hit him multiple times in the head.
Learned told KTW the victim’s account of the incident had some disparities in the re-telling of the attack.
The victim suffered a cut to the back of his head and another small gash above his left eye.
Investigators are canvassing the pub and a nearby 7-Eleven for possible video of the incident.
Anybody with information on either attack can call
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.