Ponoka RCMP investigating after man stabbed while sitting on museum bench

PONOKA – The Ponoka RCMP continue to investigate an apparently random stabbing which occurred on Aug. 5, 2020. RCMP responded when EMS requested assistance for a man who reported being stabbed while sitting outside. The suspects were not known to the victim.

At 12:21, Ponoka RCMP responded and interviewed the victim who said that he was sitting on a park bench by the museum when three unknown males came over to him.  He reported being stabbed in the abdomen and punched several times. The man was transported to an area hospital with a serious, but non life-threatening injury.

The RCMP have involved the Forensic Identification Section, and the Ponoka General Investigation Section to provide assistance in the investigation. 

The three suspects are described as:

  • First Nations in appearance
  • Wearing dark sweatpants and hoodies
  • One of the hoodies is a white and black checkered hoodie with front opening
  • 19-20 years

“This type of random attack is rare in our community” says Sergeant Erin St-Cyr of the Ponoka RCMP.  “We’re committed to finding out who is responsible and determining the motivation behind what happened.”

The Ponoka RCMP is asking for public assistance in relation to identifying the suspects involved in this investigation.  If you have any information about this occurrence, please contact the Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or your local police.

If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com ( http://www.p3tips.com) or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.