Updated: Kentville man faces three attempted murder charges after overnight attack

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Kentville Police Service.

Update 4:45

A Kentville man has been charged with attempted murder after three people were stabbed overnight June 20 in the downtown area.

“We have laid charges and remanded Paul Eldon Lake, 53, of Prospect Ave., Kentville, with three counts of attempted murder, three counts of aggravated assault,” Kentville Police Chief Mark Mander.

Two 911 calls from the area of Prospect Road and Main Street reported the stabbings around 1 a.m.,

Police allege Lake injured three people: two men, ages 24 and 26, who remained in hospital late Friday afternoon, and a 36-year-old female victim who was treated and released.

Lake is in hospital recovering from injuries, the police chief said, but is in the custody of sheriffs.  Lake is scheduled to appear in court June 24 and has not yet entered a plea to the charges.

Mander said the incident was a domestic assault and the accused is known to police.

“The investigation continues and more charges are pending,” Mander said.

Earlier story

Kentville Police are speaking with a man after three people were stabbed overnight in the downtown area.

Police received a 911 call to Prospect and Main streets area where two male victims with stab wounds were found. A second 911 call came in from the Main Street area where a female victim was stabbed. 

The two men and one woman are being treated for their injuries; two of the victims are in intensive care, Insp. Ken Reade of the Kentville Police Service said this morning.

Reade said the victims and the suspect are known to one another.

No formal arrest has been made as of 8 a.m., but Reade said the suspect is also in hospital and poses no danger to the public.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to contact the Kentville Police Service at 678-3378

Organizations: Kentville Police Service

Geographic location: Kentville, VRH

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  • guuuu
    June 20, 2014 - 20:56

    he stabbed three people not two read it and i was with the vict all day who is a bestfriend cant u read. and yes he is surround by police upthere and he is hurt so i dont think he going far.. and the cops did a great job last night u wert there u doont know the had the dogs and the roads blocked off they got paul!!!

  • Joan Carter
    June 20, 2014 - 19:14

    The police did a great job last night in apprehending the suspect & preventing more harm to other people. They are to be commended for their work - it's wonderful that those 3 people are alive after such an attack.

    • amanda
      June 20, 2014 - 21:54

      you right they should

  • simon
    June 20, 2014 - 13:15

    Hey genius Dave, How can a guy be a danger to the public when he's in police custody. If you cant read get your mother to help you and by the sound of your comment your the only idiot around here!

  • simon
    June 20, 2014 - 13:14

    Hey genius Dave, How can a guy be a danger to the public when he's in police custody. If you cant read get your mother to help you and by the sound of your comment your the only idiot around here!

  • Dave Schnare
    June 20, 2014 - 11:45

    How in the hell can the town police say he is no threat to the public when he stabbed 2 people....what a bunch of idiots...please bring the RCMP to police our streets in Kentville instead of these clowns.

    • Sam Fisher
      June 20, 2014 - 13:25

      He is no threat to the public because he is also in the hospital, and probably under guard. There was no lack of police presence in Kentville last night, and they captured the suspect (who was known to all 3 victims meaning it wasn't a random act.) Can't see how the RCMP could have done a better job.

    • Sam Fisher
      June 20, 2014 - 13:25

      He is no threat to the public because he is also in the hospital, and probably under guard. There was no lack of police presence in Kentville last night, and they captured the suspect (who was known to all 3 victims meaning it wasn't a random act.) Can't see how the RCMP could have done a better job.

    • anon
      June 20, 2014 - 14:24

      Hes no threat to the public because it wasn`t some random act of violence. He had a reason to lash out at the 3 victims.