Edmonton Police Service investigating serious assault in southwest

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service is investigating a stabbing which has left two men seriously injured.

At approximately 4:18 a.m. this morning (June 3, 2017) the EPS received a report of a stabbing at a residence located at 64 Avenue and 184 Street.

It was reported that several people in the home had been drinking, and at some point one of the males was asked to leave the residence. When the home owner went outside to speak with the ejected male, who is the home owner’s neighbour, he was allegedly stabbed in the upper body. The suspect was reported as going back into his own home next door, while officers responded to the scene.

Paramedics treated the stabbed male, while officers started containing the scene. While officers worked to set up a perimeter on the house and try to initiate contact with the suspect, they observed a fire in the upper level of the home. Fire Rescue responded to the scene, and extracted the male suspect from inside the home.

The suspect sustained severe burns to his body and remains in hospital in critical condition. The complainant remains in hospital in stable condition.

Southwest Division officers continue to investigate and Homicide Section has been notified.

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