Stabbed man lies about attacker
A man with a serious stab wound made up a story about how he was injured, but police in Prince Albert, Sask., say they saw through the lie and have arrested and charged his domestic partner.
Police started their investigation Tuesday night around 8:30 when they were sent to Victoria Hospital to check out a report that a 32-year-old man had shown up, suffering a stab wound.
"Officers interviewed the victim and were initially advised he had been attacked in the alley near his residence," police said in a news release issued Wednesday. They said the man claimed to have been assaulted by two strangers.
"He offered vague descriptions and officers attended the alleged crime scene and began a suspect and evidence search," they said.
Before long, police said they determined the initial story was a lie, and the injury likely arose as part of an altercation in a domestic dispute.
A 25-year old woman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. She was kept in custody overnight and was set to appear in court Wednesday morning.
Police said the victim was still in hospital, in serious condition.