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2 people stabbed during brawl on city bus, Saskatoon police say

2 people stabbed during brawl on city bus, Saskatoon police say

Saskatoon police say a 20-year-old man and a 15-year-old girl were stabbed during a fight on a city bus Thursday night.

Officers were called to the area of ​​20th Street West and Avenue N South around 10:30 p.m., a Saskatoon police news release said.

According to police, officers were the first to find the man. He had a serious but not life-threatening stab wound and was taken to hospital by paramedics.

The press release states that after an investigation, officers concluded that an altercation had taken place on the bus between several people whose ties are “unknown”.

They were told that two of the individuals involved had left. During a search of the area, officers found two individuals matching the descriptions of witnesses walking nearby on 20th Street West.

One of them, a 15-year-old girl, had “multiple serious but non-life-threatening stab wounds,” police said.

She was also taken to hospital by ambulance personnel.

Members of the serious assault unit are investigating, police said.

This is the second stabbing on a bus in Saskatoon this month. An 18-year-old man was hospitalized after he was stabbed on May 1 at 12th Street East and Broadway Avenue.

After the May 1 stabbing, the president of ATU Local 615, the party representing public transit drivers, said the attacks are indiscriminate and increasingly violent.

“These types of events are happening more and more often and this is an example of what we are seeing,” said Darcy Pederson.

Saskatoon Transit plans to launch a program this summer that will have Community Support Officers riding on buses. The program is expected to begin July 1.