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Knife assault in New West

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A New Westminster resident is facing an assault charge after another man was found with knife wounds Wednesday evening.

Police said they received a report of an incident in the 500 block of Ash Street about 7 p.m. Officers found a man with serious but non-threatening knife wounds. He was taken to hospital in an ambulance.

The NWPD arrested Kevin Francis Murphy, 38. He faces a charge of aggravated assault and two charges of uttering a threat.

The department's major crime unit is asking anyone with any information about the incident to contact Const. Elizabeth Leaver at 604-525-5411 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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