Knife attack under investigation

An alleged longtime grudge may be the reason behind an Enderby assault Wednesday.

An alleged longtime grudge may be the reason behind an Enderby assault Wednesday.

RCMP say a 59-year-old Salmon Arm man suffered a laceration after being assaulted in the 800 block of George Avenue shortly before 4 p.m.

“Indications are a group of men had been drinking at a bar and decided to follow one man after he left the bar,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. “One man was assaulted. He was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital for treatment of his laceration.”

Molendyk said the investigation revealed Wednesday’s assault may have had something to do with an incident 15 to 20 years earlier involving a baseball bat.

A 48-year-old Armstrong man walked over to the nearby Enderby RCMP detachment and turned himself into police. He also turned over a knife.

The man was held in custody and could be facing charges in connection with the incident which remains under investigation.

 

Salmon Arm Observer