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RCMP investigate stabbing at Salmon Arm Industrial Park storage facility

Salmon Arm RCMP were on the scene of an incident Friday where an emergency medevac was required for a patient described as critical.  - Tracy Hughes/Observer
Salmon Arm RCMP were on the scene of an incident Friday where an emergency medevac was required for a patient described as critical.
— image credit: Tracy Hughes/Observer

An air ambulance was called in Friday afternoon to the Super Self Storage facility at 4750 40th Ave. SE to transport a man with stab wounds.

Staff Sgt. Kevin Keane of the Salmon Arm RCMP reports police and ambulance were called to the scene at 11:15 a.m.

A 34-year-old man had been stabbed and because there was no safe site for the helicopter to land at that location, the man was taken by ambulance to the Salmon Arm Airport for transport to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.

The man's injuries were described in initial reports as critical, but he is expected to survive, report police.

A male suspect, a co-worker of the victim, was arrested at the scene and remains in police custody.

"Police believe mental health issues are a factor in this incident," said Keane.

Friday afternoon RCMP were on the scene interviewing people in the rear yard of the Self Storage facility and speaking with workers at the BC Hydro building next door.

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