Vernon man stabbed in dispute found by police at Vernon Jubilee Hospital

Man suffered non-life-threatening stab wounds to the shoulder area following a dispute with another man in the Polson Park skateboard park

Good thing Vernon Jubilee Hospital was close by.

A 37-year-old man suffered non-life-threatening stab wounds to the shoulder area following a dispute with another man in the Polson Park skateboard park just after midnight Saturday.

“Police had a report of a stabbing at the skateboard park and our officers found the victim at the hospital,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

The suspect in the incident, a 23-year-old Vernon man, was arrested at his residence on 24th Avenue.

“The people involved in this altercation knew each other,” said Molendyk. “The skateboard park is just where they chose to settle their differences.”

As part of the investigation a search warrant was executed at the residence to secure any associated evidence in this case.

The 23-year-old suspect was held in custody over the weekend and was expected to face charges of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon in Vernon Provincial Court Monday.