On July 25, just after 6 a.m., emergency crews responded to Bernard Avenue for a report of an assault with a weapon. (File)

Kelowna RCMP search for suspect in assault with a knife

The victim was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

Kelowna RCMP are continuing their efforts to identify a suspect accused of committing an early morning knife assault.

Just after 6 a.m. on July 25, emergency crews responded to Bernard Avenue for a report of an assault with a weapon that just occurred. The victim had exchanged words with the unknown male suspect in passing. The verbal confrontation quickly escalated to the victim being allegedly slashed with a knife that was produced by the suspect.

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The victim was treated at the scene by paramedics before being transported to the hospital for further treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening in nature.

The suspect fled the area on foot and has been described as a Caucasian male, 25-30 years of age, who stands approximately 5 foot 6 inches tall, of slim build, with short dark hair. He was seen wearing a black and white backpack and blue jeans.

“Investigators are asking residents, business owners and motorists who may have been in the area around the time of the altercation, to conduct a review of their video surveillance or dash cameras,” states Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey of the Kelowna RCMP.

Anybody who may have witnessed the incident is asked to call RCMP at 250-762-3300. You can also call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or reach them online at crimestoppers.net.


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