Lethbridge Regional Police are investigating two unrelated assaults that resulted in victims being taken to hospital and treated for stab wounds.
On April 28, 2015 at approximately 8:45 a.m. police responded to a report of a 24-year-old male at the hospital suffering from non-life-threatening stab injuries. Investigation determined the night before the victim had been socializing with a group of acquaintances at a residence along the 1000 block of 12 B St S when another male became jealous of his relationship with a female. The victim fell asleep and was awoken at approximately 8 a.m. when a male began stabbing him. The commotion woke up other occupants and the subject fled. The subject appears to have gained entry to the home by breaking the glass in the front door. Following further investigation a suspect was subsequently identified and the matter remains under investigation to locate him.
On April 29, 2015 at approximately 12:05 a.m. police responded to a report of an assault outside a residence along the 500 block of 7 Street South. Investigation determined a 35-year-old man and 29-year-old man were engaged in a physical altercation that resulted in the 35-year-old man sustaining multiple stab wounds. The victim was subsequently transported to hospital for treatment of serious injuries and police located the 29-year-old suspect a short time later. Police also recovered the knife that is believed to have been used in the assault. The accused remains in custody at this time and charges are pending. Investigation is ongoing.
Both incidents are targeted crimes.