By Morinville News Staff
Morinville – An early morning stroll home from the pub resulted in a stab wound for a 29-year-old Morinville man.
RCMP report a woman and two men were walking home from Rednex Bar Saturday morning when they were approached my three males riding BMX-style bikes. An altercation ensued and the bar patrons were allegedly attacked by the three bike riders. The incident took place around 3:15 a.m.
Constable Yelena Avoine of the Morinville Detachment said the woman was thrown to the ground, one man was struck in the head with what is believed to have been a pipe-like object, and the second man was stabbed in the back (shoulder area) with a knife. The latter was taken to hospital and released with no serious injuries.
Avoine said police tracking dogs were called in but could not pick up a scent of the suspects who had fled the scene, riding off in different directions.
Few descriptions were provided by the victims other than those of the bikes they were riding. The attackers are believed to be between the ages of 18 and 21. One is said to have long hair. In her statement, the female victim said she believed she recognized one of the attackers, leading the police to suspect the trio are locals.
Constable Avoine said police do not believe the incident was a random attack and feels the public has no need to worry. No robbery attempt was made.
Morinville RCMP are asking the public for help in solving this crime. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.