Stabbing in Radium leads to high-risk takedown

Two men arrested in relation to attack

Two suspects were arrested following a knife assault in Radium Hot Springs.

On Wednesday, October 9th, RCMP responded to a report of a knife assault that took place in a building along Forsters Landing Road in Radium at approximately 12:10 p.m. A bystander transported a 24-year-old assault victim to the hospital for medical treatment. According to RCMP, his injuries were not life-threatening in nature.

Within half an hour, RCMP were able to track the two male suspects down inside a black BMW sedan, stopping them around Athalmer Bridge in Invermere.

“Due to the involvement of a weapon, both suspects were taken into police custody as part of a high risk take down,” stated Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesman the BC RCMP Southeast District, in a press release.

In a follow-up email, Cpl. O’Donaghey said a high-risk traffic stop “usually involves a multi-officer response, where the officers provide clear verbal commands to the occupants of the motor vehicle, who are often suspected of committing a serious criminal offence and/or are believed to be in possession of a weapon.”

Cpl. O’Donaghey said as the matter is before courts, there are no more details RCMP can release. However, he did confirm the incident is believed to be isolated and targeted in nature.

Invermere resident Abdourahamane Dabo, 37, has been formally charged with the following criminal offences: break and enter with intent to commit an offence, assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and three counts of uttering threats.

A 54-year-old man was later released from custody on strict conditions. He faces potential charges and is expected to appear in court at a later date.

Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police, or anyone with any additional information, is urged to contact the Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment at 250-342-9292. Or if you wish to remain completely anonymous you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 with your tip information.

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