Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Police seek assistance in weekend downtown stabbing incident

Prince Rupert's bar crowd scene got a little more troublesome than usual on the weekend, as a 22 year old male suffered what are described as serious but non-life threatening injuries after an altercation in the 5th Street and Second Avenue West area of the downtown core.

The early morning incident took place after the bars in the area empty out and large crowds congregate in the downtown area, and it is from that large downtown crowd that the RCMP are seeking assistance, looking for information from anyone who may have witnessed the Sunday morning stabbing and can provide information on it.

The Northern View posted details of the incident and the request from the RCMP to their website today.

RCMP seek witnesses to stabbing
The Northern View
Published: September 30, 2008 9:00 AM
Updated: September 30, 2008 11:31 AM

An early morning stabbing on Sunday left a 22 year old man with serious but non-life threatening injuries, and Prince Rupert RCMP are now seeking witnesses to the incident.
Police were called to a fight in the area of 5th Street and 2nd Avenue at approximately 3:30 a.m., where a large crowd had gathered to watch the altercation.

Upon police arrival it was determined that a 22 year old man had been stabbed with a knife, and he was immediately transported to the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital for treatment.

The investigation into the stabbing continues. Because the offence took place in the presence of a large crowd and during the bar crowd hours, RCMP are confident that there are people who witnessed the stabbing and have information that could be helpful, and are encouraging anyone with information to call the detachment at 250-627-0700 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to give anonymous information.

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