Mounties respond to stabbing at Columbia Street motel

A man in his 50s was taken to hospital with stab wounds.

Kamloops Mounties are searching for a suspect following a stabbing incident at a notorious Lower Sahali motel.

Police were called to the Star Lodge motel on Columbia Street West just after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 20) for a report of a potential fight that turned into a stabbing.

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Upon their arrival a man in his 50s was found with stab wounds, but was concious and breathing, a police press release stated.

The man was taken to Royal Inland Hospital by paramedics, but police did not specify how serious his injuries were.

Officers, including a police dog unti collected evidence and searched the area to no avail for a suspect.

RCMP Const. Crystal Evelyn said the investigation is in its early stages and police have no further information at this time.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information pertaining to it is asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2021-12506.

This was the second visit for Mounties to the Star Lodge in as many days, having arrested a suspect there for an armed robbery in Aberdeen Monday.

The motel is one of three along Columbia Street listed on the City of Kamloops' nuiscance property list.



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