Fernie man stabbed at hotel; police seek witnesses

A 54-year-old Fernie man is in custody following a stabbing incident at the Fernie Hotel in Fernie.

  • Nov. 6, 2013 5:00 a.m.

A 54-year-old Fernie man is in custody following a stabbing incident at the Fernie Hotel in Fernie. The victim, a 55-year-old male, was treated for non-life-threatening wounds.

On Monday, Nov. 4, at 9:30 p.m., the Elk Valley RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing incident at the Fernie Hotel. On attendance police spoke to the victim, who alleged that he had been attacked by a 54-year-old male suspect armed with a knife. Preliminary findings indicated that the incident occurred in the hotel’s common room.

The victim was able to make his way to the hotel’s lounge area where he was assisted by staff and patrons.

Investigators also located the suspect, who had returned to his room. He was taken into custody without incident. The victim was transported to the Elk Valley Hospital.

Both men were renters at the hotel and known to each other.  The suspect remains in custody awaiting court process.

Investigators with the Elk Valley RCMP are asking that anyone with information about the incident, who have not spoken to police yet, are to contact the Elk Valley RCMP at 250-425-6233 or via Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.