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Vernon stabbing victim taken to hospital

A family dispute resulted in one Vernon woman being taken to hospital.

Just after 11 a.m. Sunday, RCMP rural officers received a call that a victim had been stabbed by her brother in the 9000 block of Winchester Road, off of Westside Road.

“The police were able to call the suspect out of the house with the aid of a loud-hailer (a portable loudspeaker with built-in microphone and amplifier), and they were aware of him being in possession of a weapon,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

“The suspect exited his residence and, at first, would not obey commands and kept one hand behind his back.”

After extensive verbal coaching, the 59-year-old suspect obeyed police and was arrested without incident or harm.

The victim, a 62-year-old woman, was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital for treatment of injuries to her left arm.

A weapon was found in the home by police.

The suspect was held for court Monday to face potential charges of assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon and uttering threats.

 

 

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