Man stabbed, undergoes emergency surgery
A 27-year-old Kamloops man was rushed to Royal Inland Hospital for emergency surgery in the early-morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 24, after being stabbed during an altercation near Columbia Street and McGill Road.
The stabbing took place at about 1:30 a.m., but Kamloops Mounties did not learn about it until the victim stumbled into the hospital to seek treatment to abdomen wounds.
Police say initial information given by the victim to staff in the ER was sketchy and investigators plan to speak with the man once he is cleared from surgery.
Anyone who may have seen an altercation between two or more people in the area of Columbia Street, between Pemberton Terrace and McGill Road, at about 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, is asked to call police at 250-828-3000 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.