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Bus driver stabbed with a syringe

A 31 year old Kelowna woman faces possible charges of Aggravated Assault after a man was stabbed with a syringe Saturday morning.

On June 29 at 10:10 a.m., the West Kelowna RCMP received a report of an assault at a bus shelter on Main Street near Hoskins Road. A woman got onto the bus near Banks Road in Kelowna and remained on the bus despite identifying her destination to be the Orchard Park Mall.

Once all the other passengers had departed, the woman approached the driver casually and, without provocation, stabbed the man with a syringe before fleeing on foot. The driver sought immediate medical attention due to the risk of possible transmission of infectious disease.

Police apprehended the suspect an hour later near the corner of Water Street and Lawrence Avenue. A syringe, a pair of brass knuckles, and 1.23 grams of crack cocaine were seized. The woman is well known to police.

The 31-year-old Kelowna woman faces potential charges of Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

She was remanded into custody and is expected to appear in Court on July 2, 2013



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