On Nov. 20, 2021, at 1:08 p.m., Bashaw RCMP responded to 911 call of a stabbing in the area of Highway 50 in Lacombe County, Alta. west of Mirror, Alta.
Preliminary investigation has determined that the victim was driving his vehicle when he stopped and offered a ride to a pedestrian. While in the vehicle, the male suspect allegedly stabbed the victim, forced him out of the vehicle and fled the scene in the victim's truck. The victim walked to a nearby residence where he sought help and police were contacted.
The 59-year-old male victim of no fixed address was transported to a local area hospital by Emergency Medical Services with non-life threatening injuries and remains in hospital.
A short time later, Blackfalds RCMP located the victim's truck in the area of Highway 12 and Township 255 just outside of Lacombe, Alta. and arrested the male suspect.
A 28-year-old male of no fixed address has been charged with the following:
- Attempt murder
- Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
Following a judicial hearing, he was remanded into custody. He is scheduled to appear in Red Deer Provincial court on Dec. 14, 2021.
Bashaw RCMP with the assistance of Red Deer General Investigation Section, Edmonton General Investigation Section, Central Alberta District General Investigation Section and the RCMP Forensic Identification Services continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the altercation.
As this matter is now before the courts, no further information can be provided.