Man’s faced slashed at Kelowna Greyhound station

Kelowna Mounties arrested a suspect they believe brought a knife to a fight at the Greyhound bus depot.

  • Mar. 8, 2016 8:00 a.m.

A Greyhound bus passenger had his face slashed Tuesday morning at a stop at the Kelowna depot.

The Kelowna RCMP responded to reports of a fight  March 8  at 7:38 a.m., between two men inside the terminal at the Greyhound bus depot on Leckie Road.

“Witnesses reported that one of the men was seen wielding a knife and a pipe as he slashed the other man involved. Staff on site reportedly managed to safely take the knife and pipe away from the suspect,” said Const. Jesse O’Donaghey, in a press release.

“Both subjects had been passengers on a bus which originated in Vancouver. They had exited the bus and were inside the Kelowna terminal when the alleged assault occurred. No other members of the public were injured during the incident.”

The victim, a 19-year-old Calgary man, sustained moderate non-life threatening injuries.

“He was transported by Emergency Health Service to the hospital for treatment of a slash wound to his face, as well as a shallow penetration wound to one of his arms and his upper chest. He has since been released from hospital and has continued with his trip,” said O’Donaghey.

The suspect, a 31-year-old man of no fixed address from the Lower Mainland, was taken into police custody without incident. He faces potential charges of assault with a weapon, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. He remains in police custody at this time.

Investigators interviewed several witnesses at the scene. Witnesses who have not yet spoken to police are asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP, Const. Julius Prommer at 250-762-3300.

Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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