Penticton & South Okanagan News
Accused attacker still hospitalized
The 52-year-old Princeton man facing charges related to a stabbing incident in the town, will be moved from Kelowna General Hospital to Penticton Regional Hospital.
Crown counsel John Swanson told the Penticton court Friday that James Buhler would be moved to Penticton for continued medical treatment sometime soon.
On March 14 the matter will again be before the courts to fix a date for an application for psychiatric remand. Swanson said by then there should be a better understanding of Buhler's medical condition.
Buhler 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 on Wednesday, Feb. 26.
On that date, Princeton RCMP responded to a report of a man stabbing a female in the parking lot of the restaurant.
Upon arrival, the 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.
They did undergo medical treatment for their injuries, but have since been released from hospital.
Princeton Mayor Frank Armitage said the stabbing was a very unfortunate incident.
"It was quite traumatic for a number of people," he said. "But we are very optimistic they will come out of this, and we are very proud of our citizens and how they handled this."
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