Good Samaritan nearly has finger severed during Lethbridge knife attack: police

Sep 18 2019, 1:53 pm

A man nearly had his finger cut off in Lethbridge on Friday, say police.

The 25-year-old had been walking through an alley on the 1000 block of 2nd Avenue South when he allegedly saw a man strike a woman.

The Good Samaritan yelled at the man to stop, according to the release, and was then punched in the face.

The man who had struck the woman earlier then pulled a knife on the 25-year-old, police say, nearly severing his finger during the course of an attack.

The Good Samaritan will require surgery as a result of the wound, though was released from hospital after being treated.

Four days after the altercation Lethbridge Police Service stated that they located the suspect after reviewing surveillance video of the area.

The man was arrested just before 5 pm on Tuesday without incident and has been identified as 23-year-old Cody Long Time Squirrel. At the time of his arrest, he was allegedly in possession of a lock picking kit, a hatchet, and prescription medication under someone else’s name.