Stabbings and arson investigated by police

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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House party devolves into stabbings

A late (early?) night house party in the 900 block of Seventh St. E. was the scene of a stabbing spree on Friday.

Police were called to the scene at 4:19 a.m., where they found three victims having sustained non life-threatening stab wounds.

All victims are currently in stable condition, city police report in an afternoon press release.

The criminal investigation and forensic identification units have been called in and are assisting, with multiple interviews having been conducted.

As a result, five individuals have been arrested, with charges pending.

Still under investigation, this is all the information police are providing at this time. 

Possible arson investigated

Police are looking for the person (s) responsible for two fires at the same apartment.

The first fire took place at 9:38 a.m. on July 10, when patrol members responded to a structure fire at the 300 block of 32nd Street West.

Police assisted in the evacuation of some tenants and with the preservation of evidence. No one was injured and no hospital trips were required.

The second fire took place on at about 2:51 a.m. on June 17 at the same building.

Once again, no one was injured, but some residents were forced to evacuate for a period of time.

Both fires are now being treated as arson.

Anyone with information surrounding this investigation is encouraged to contact the Prince Albert Police Service at 306-953-4222 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Organizations: Prince Albert Police Service, Crime Stoppers

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