A woman who allegedly stabbed a young woman in downtown Kelowna, this past weekend, remains in custody and faces potential criminal charges.
Kelowna RCMP received a report of stabbing committed near the intersection of Bernard Avenue and St Paul Street on Saturday afternoon just after 3 p.m. Police have learned that the victim had been walking with her friend when the two young women were approached by a stranger.
After a brief verbal interaction with that woman, the two young women walked away, said RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. Within seconds the victim screamed out in pain and immediately realized she had been stabbed in the back by the unknown woman, who fled the area on foot, added O’Donaghey.
RCMP officers flooded the downtown core in search of the suspect, according to Cpl. O’Donaghey. Officers canvassed businesses in the immediate area for any physical evidence including any video surveillance footage of the assault or the assault suspect fleeing the attack.
The victim, who suffered serious injuries as a result of being assaulted, was transported by emergency paramedics to hospital for urgent medical care of her injuries. She continues to recover from those injuries, which are believed to be non-life threatening in nature.
At approximately 4 p.m., the alleged assault suspect showed up at the Kelowna RCMP Detachment and turned herself in to police. She was taken into police custody without incident.
The suspect, a 21-year-old Kelowna woman, faces potential charges. She remains in custody at this time and is expected to appear in Court today.
Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.