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Man stabbed at Penticton motel

A man was stabbed early Tuesday at a Penticton motel.

According to Sgt. Rick Dellebuur, officers responded at 4:18 a.m. to a report of a woman being assaulted by a man in unit 18 of the Mayfair Motel on Skaha Lake Road.

While on route to the incident, officers received further information that a man had stabbed another man at the location.

Upon arrival, they located a man in the parking lot of the motel. The man was known to police and had blood on him. He was taken into custody.

It was further learned, the man had broken into the unit and choked a 53-year-old female resident.

Her 43-year-old female roommate heard the struggle and came to her aid. The two were able to escape the room.

Neighbours who heard screaming, also came to help.

One of the neighbours, age 40, was subsequently stabbed several times by the male intruder.

Both the suspect and the male victim were taken to Penticton Regional Hospital.

The injuries to the victim were serious, but not life threatening and he remains in hospital.

The male suspect was treated for minor injuries and returned to the Penticton detachment, where he remains in custody.

All parties involved are local residents. Investigation into the incident continues.

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