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Officer arrested for stabbing

A junior constable with the Langley RCMP was arrested Tuesday and charged after new information from a 2013 stabbing in Edmonton came to light.

Benjamen Kozlovich was arrested in Chilliwack and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, but he's since been released on bail.

The charges relate to a stabbing that occurred in the drive-thru of a North Edmonton McDonald's in the early morning hours of Jan. 1, 2013, prior to Kozlovich joining the RCMP.

According to the Edmonton police, a man approached a car in the drive-thru with a knife and a “physical altercation” ensued.

Two people were seriously injured in the stabbing and the suspect fled the scene.

This January, the Edmonton Police Service received new information, leading to the arrest.

“The investigation can now be concluded with thanks to witnesses that came forward with important information,” said Detective Paul Kelly of the Edmonton Police Service's Northwest Division.

Kozlovich completed his RCMP training in January 2018 and is a probationary member.

The BC RCMP has now launched an internal investigation, and Kozlovich's employment status is being reviewed.



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