Ponoka RCMP searching for three suspects in stabbing

Ponoka RCMP searching for three suspects in stabbing

Man treated in hospital with non-life threatening injuries

A man was injured in a stabbing and now police are hoping for help in identifying and locating the suspects.

At just after midnight on Aug. 5, officers from the Ponoka RCMP detachment were called by EMS to the area near the Fort Ostell Museum after the crew realized the man they were treating had been the victim of an apparently random stabbing.

The man reported that he was sitting on a bench near the museum when three men he didn’t know approached him and he wound up being stabbed in the abdomen as well as punched several times.

The victim was treated at the scene then taken to hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

The three suspects are all described as First Nations in appearance, either 19 or 20 years-old and wearing dark sweatpants and hoodies.

One of the hoodies is somewhat distinct, described as having a white and black checkered pattern with a front opening.

“This type of random attack is rare in our community” said Ponoka RCMP Sgt. Erin St-Cyr.

“We’re committed to finding out who is responsible and determining the motivation behind what happened.”

The RCMP’s forensic identification unit as well as the general investigation unit are involved in the case.

Police are looking to the public for help in both identifying these suspects or locating them.

Anyone with information on the suspects or witnessed something suspicious that night are asked to contact the Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or go online to www.P3Tips.com.