Two arrested following fight

RCMP are investigating after a fight between two groups that started when a knife was produced.

  • Jun. 18, 2015 4:00 p.m.
RCMP and B.C. Ambulance paramedics attend the scene following a fight between two groups in the Days Inn parking lot on Wednesday

RCMP and B.C. Ambulance paramedics attend the scene following a fight between two groups in the Days Inn parking lot on Wednesday

RCMP

Two subjects were taken into custody following a fight in a downtown parking lot.  On June 17th at approximately 7:30pm, Cranbrook RCMP was called to a fight in a parking lot in the 600 block of Cranbrook Street North.

Upon arrival police noted a number of individuals who appeared to be suffering from injuries of varying degrees. The police investigation revealed two groups of individuals were talking when one subject allegedly produced a knife. A physical altercation ensued in which the suspect with the knife was knocked unconscious.

Two subjects were transported to the Cranbrook hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Two subjects were taken into police custody and a knife was seized at the scene.

Both subjects taken into custody are known to police and had recently moved to the Cranbrook area.  Charges being recommended by police include assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, possession of a prohibited weapon and obstruction.

One suspect has been released on a Promise to Appear and the second suspect will be taken before a Judicial Justice of the Peace.  Police continue to interview witnesses and investigate this incident.