A 45-year old man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries and another man is in jail following a stabbing near Gyro Park in East Trail on Sunday.
Officers with the Trail and Greater District detachment responded to a complaint of stabbing near Gyro Park just before 4:30 p.m. on July 19, Cpl. Madonna Saunderson reported Monday afternoon.
Police say a verbal dispute began between the 31-year-old male suspect and older male victim.
The argument escalated into a physical altercation and the older man was stabbed.
Witnesses called 911 and were able to provide police with a location for the suspect where he was arrested without incident.
Meanwhile, the victim was taken to hospital for medical treatment for life threatening injuries.
“The quick actions of the witnesses very likely saved the man’s life,” said Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.
Police report that there is no further risk to the greater public as the suspect and victim are known to each other.
The suspect remains in police custody and will make an appearance in court at a later time.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Trail detachment at 250.364.2566 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477.