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

Jennifer Hoegg jhoegg@kingscountynews.ca
Published on June 20, 2014
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