RCMP investigators check out a crime scene at the intersection of Okanagan Landing and Fulton roads Wednesday morning.

RCMP investigators check out a crime scene at the intersection of Okanagan Landing and Fulton roads Wednesday morning.

Blood near Vernon school result of stab wounds; man arrested

The mystery of blood found near a Vernon elementary school Wednesday morning appears to be solved



The mystery of blood found near a Vernon elementary school Wednesday morning appears to be solved.

RCMP officers from the Vernon-North Okanagan detachment spent most of Wednesday investigating a report of blood on Fulton Road in front of Ellison Elementary School and a report of a man at Vernon Jubilee Hospital with serious injuries.

“Their investigation has determined that the two reports were in fact linked together,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk Thursday.

The 32-year-old man who was taken to hospital suffered stab wounds. He underwent surgery Wednesday, remains in hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

Through their investigation, officers arrested a 32-year-old male suspect who was expected to appear in Vernon Provincial Court Thursday.

The investigation on this file continues.