Surrey RCMP are investigating a major stabbing incident that occurred at a restaurant in Surrey’s Newton neighbourhood on Sunday.
At approximately 12:15 p.m., a male suspect entered the backdoor of the Wings Tap and Grill restaurant located on King George Boulevard near 72nd Avenue and attacked two cooks.
When the employees made attempts to confront and detain the man for intruding into a restricted staff-only area, the suspect allegedly grabbed a knife and stabbed both employees.
The suspect fled the scene and the employees were sent to hospital with non-life threatening injuries to the abdomen and arms.
Police described the male suspect as Caucasian, in his 40s and heavy build. He was wearing glasses and a black jacket with red writing on the back at the time of the incident.
The incident is believed to be random as the suspect is not known to the restaurant or any of the employees.
This comes less than two weeks before the civic election, with crime being a forefront issue for all of Surrey’s candidates. The stabbing incident was located just one block away from Newton Arena, where hockey mom Julie Paskall was fatally wounded in late-December 2013 while waiting for her son who was officiating a game.
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