A 59-year-old woman suffered from a serious stab wound last Thursday afternoon, and a 49-year-old woman faces a charge of aggravated assault following the incident.
The Prince Rupert RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing on 7th Avenue East on Aug. 25 at approximately 4:15 p.m. They had received information that “a woman had been stabbed and a female suspect had fled the scene on foot,” stated the press release.
The police and Prince Rupert Fire Department first responders went to a residence at the 1100 block of 7th Avenue East and found the 59-year-old woman collapsed on the front lawn with injuries.
“Witnesses advised investigators that there had been an altercation between two women and that a suspect had fled prior to police arrival,” the RCMP press release stated. Police apprehended the suspect at a convenience store three blocks from the crime scene.
The victim is still in the hospital and Loretta Collins remains in police custody and has been charged with aggravated assault.
RCMP investigators are seeking information regarding the incident and potential witnesses who have not yet spoken with police. Witnesses are asked to contact the Prince Rupert RCMP at 250-624-2136. Anyone wishing to provide information anonymously can contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.