Penticton & South Okanagan News
Princeton residents react to stabbing
People who live and work in the vicinity of the Princeton Dairy Queen, where there was a stabbing incident on Wednesday, described it as an upsetting and rare occurrence.
"We don't need that kind of thing happening here," said a woman who was shovelling snow outside her business. "We are a peaceful town, and we like to help each other."
Another worker in the area described it as a huge commotion, with police cars and the ambulance showing up, and people who were watching what was going on, coming into her workplace.
According to the RCMP, just before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, officers were called to the Dairy Queen on Tapton Avenue, for a report of a stabbing in progress.
As police arrived at the location, a man was observed holding a knife and he appeared to be cutting his own throat.
Two women were also located with stab wounds. The women have received medical attention for their injuries. As of Thursday, the man who allegedly cut his own throat was still in critical condition.
An update on his condition has not been released.
The scene was so horrific, that the restaurant was closed all day Thursday as a crew was brought in to clean up in and outside the restaurant.
The restaurant re-opened Friday, and it was business as usual.
Dairy Queen employees declined to comment about the incident, instead referring questions to the RCMP.
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