Penticton & South Okanagan News
Man charged after DQ stabbing
A 52-year-old Princeton man has been charged with one count of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault with a weapon, stemming from an incident at the Dairy Queen in Princeton last week.
James Buhler remains in police custody and is still undergoing medical treatment.
Both victims are undergoing continued medical treatment for their injuries, but they have been released from the hospital.
On Wednesday, Feb. 26, the Princeton RCMP responded to a report of a male stabbing a female in the parking lot of the Dairy Queen..
Upon arrival, police found a man cutting his throat. Officers also located two females who were the victims of multiple stab wounds.
The females fled into the restaurant in an effort to escape the man.
The suspect was subsequently airlifted to hospital in critical condition, and the victims were transported by ground to hospital where they underwent surgeries for their wounds.
Residents, and those who work in the area, said the incident was shocking and upsetting. The Dairy Queen was closed for a day for clean-up.
Dairy Queen employees declined to comment last week, instead referring all questions to the RCMP.
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