Man allegedly slashed with machete in downtown Kelowna

An assault suspect has been arrested by RCMP and a man is recovering after being slashed Monday night downtown.

  • Apr. 19, 2016 4:00 p.m.

An  assault suspect has been arrested by RCMP and a man is recovering after being slashed Monday night downtown.

The Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of a man in need of medical attention April 18 at 9:30 p.m., in the 200 block of Leon Avenue.

“Police were told by the complainant that she believe the man had been slashed by a suspect with a machete. Several officers attended the scene and located the victim suffering from an apparent deep laceration to his arm,” said Const. Jesse O’Donaghey, in a press release.

“Police have learned that a disturbance had taken place between the victim and another individual, who was later identified by police, which led to an escalation where the suspect, a third individual unknown to the victim, allegedly assaulted him with an edged weapon.”

The victim, a 29-year-old man of no fixed address, was taken to hospital in stable condition for treatment of what police believe to be non-life threatening injuries.

“Within an hour of the initial 911 Emergency Call, RCMP officers had positively identified their suspect and investigators arrested him in a park space nearby the crime scene,” said  O’Donaghey.

The suspect, a 20-year-old man of no fixed address, was held in police custody. He faces potential charges of assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm. He appeared in Court today.

If you witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact Cst. Ted Lange of the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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