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Update: Coffee mug used as weapon in Rossland assault

Greater Trail RCMP; Victim required neck surgery in KGH

A 24-year old man was sent to surgery and another is facing charges after a violent assault in Rossland on the weekend.

The Trail and Greater District RCMP were called to the 2300 block of Washington Street shortly after 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sgt. Mike Wicentowich reported in a May 27 news brief.

The incident involved an assault with a weapon – a ceramic coffee mug – between the accused, a 42-year old man, and the injured male.

“The victim was airlifted to Kelowna General Hospital … in which he underwent surgery for injuries to his neck,” Wicentowich said. “The victim recovered in hospital after surgery.”

The accused was arrested by the RCMP and charged with Assault Causing Bodily Harm contrary to Section 267 of the Criminal Code.

He is scheduled for his first appearance in Rossland Provincial Court on August 15.

The two men were known to each other and police say the public is not believed to be in danger.

No names have been released.



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