Midway RCMP have arrested a suspect in connection with Saturday night’s stabbing in Greenwood, Oct.10. (File photo)

Midway RCMP arrest Greenwood man after Saturday night stabbing

Investigators say both the accused and the victim are known to police

A Greenwood man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing that sent another man to hospital late Saturday night.

Midway RCMP’s Const. Bentley said the 35-year-old victim was stabbed in the abdomen around around 10 p.m. on Oct. 10 near the intersection of Louisa St. and North Copper Rd., roughly three blocks away from his room at the Boundary Creek Motel.

According to police, the alleged suspect had phoned 911 after the stabbing, claiming he had been the victim and that he couldn’t identify his attacker.

Responding officers responded to the motel and gave the victim first aid before he was taken to hospital in Grand Forks before being transferred to a hospital in Trail. Bentley said the man is slated to undergo surgery for non-life-threatening injuries.

Midway RCMP officers arrested a 44-year-old man at his home shortly before 11 p.m. He has since been released under a promise to appear and won’t be named unless he is formally charged.

Mounties are recommending charges including assault with a weapon causing bodily harm. Crown has not approved charges as of Oct. 13.

Both men are known to police but don’t appear to know eachother, Bentley said.

READ MORE: Castlegar RCMP arrest one man in relation to Midway stabbing

Midway RCMP are still investigating what led up to Saturday’s attack, though Bentley said alcohol was involved and may have contributed to the assault.

“This is not the norm in Greenwood,” Bentley said, adding that violent crime is unusual in Canada’s smallest city.


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