Thompson RCMP are investigating two stabbings that took place within blocks of each other in the Eastwood area late June 5 and early June 6.
A 23-year-old man from Oxford House was stabbed while walking on the trail between the North building of Princeton Towers and the Boardman Funeral Home around 11:10 p.m. June 5. Two men approached the victim and one of them stabbed him before both of them fled. An RCMP spokesperson said the victim was being treated in hospital and was in stable condition. A person who knows the victim and asked not to be identified told the Thompson Citizen that the knife slightly damaged the victim’s liver but did not hit any other organs.
Just over an hour later, around 12:15 a.m. June 6, Thompson RCMP responded to the stabbing of a 31-year-old male from Thompson at a residence on Stanford Bay. The victim is currently in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Three police vehicles were stationed outside the residence shortly after 11 a.m. June 6 and RCMP continue to investigate.
Reports of the stabbings were posted on the Facebook discussion group Thompson Talk.
The latest stabbings occurred within a week of three separate stabbings taking place within a three-hour period in the early morning hours of May 30. Two of the victims of those stabbings were taken to Winnipeg for treatment of their injuries.