The crime scene after the victims had been taken to hospital. Photo: Tyler Harper Police on scene of a stabbing in downtown Nelson, B.C. on Sept. 19, 2019. (Tyler Harper/Nelson Star)

Woman charged with attempted murder in Nelson stabbing

Fiona Coyle has been identified as the alleged assailant

Nelson police have identified Fiona Jane Coyle as the assailant who allegedly stabbed a woman five times on the corner of Baker and Stanley Streets last week.

Coyle, 49, is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.

The victim, a 29-year-old woman, received stab wounds to her arms and body. She was later transferred from Kootenay Lake Hospital to Kelowna General Hospital for surgery.

Coyle also stabbed herself during the incident, which occurred at about 5:20 p.m. Thursday.

Sgt. Brian Weber of the Nelson Police Department told the Star that Coyle holds Canadian-British dual citizenship and had only been in Nelson for three days at the time of the incident.

Police have previously stated Coyle and the victim did not know each other.

Coyle is scheduled for her first appearance in Nelson Provincial Court on Oct. 8.

Police were alerted to the incident by multiple 911 calls, and arrived on the scene to find several men restraining the suspect. One of the men suffered minor injuries.

The incident is still under investigation, and witnesses are asked to contact the police at 250-354-3919.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Comox Valley mom calls on government to fund breakthrough diabetes monitoring system

A Comox Valley family is urging the government to provide coverage for… Continue reading

Courtenay clothing store continues to thrive 25 years later

Sharon Anderson continues to see some of the same customers she served… Continue reading

Float-plane crash near Oyster River leaves pilot injured

The plane crashed shortly after take-off from a private property and had no other passengers on board

B.C. salmon farms challenge activists’ demands for site closures

News reporting also unfair, inaccurate and distorted

BC Liberal Party leader Andrew Wilkinson in Courtenay to campaign with Brennan Day

BC Liberal Party leader Andrew Wilkinson was in Courtenay Tuesday, helping local… Continue reading

Orange Shirt Society launches first textbook on residential school history

Phyllis Webstad and Joan Sorley worked on the 156-page book to help educate students

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Metis pilot Teara Fraser profiled in new DC Comics graphic novel of women heroes

The Canadian pilot’s entry is titled: ‘Teara Fraser: Helping Others Soar’

Growing food sovereignty at Klemtu

Greenhouse and grow boxes help create circular food economy for Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nations

Horgan vows to replace B.C.’s shared senior care rooms in 10 years

$1.4 billion construction on top of staff raises, single-site work

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

More sex abuse charges laid against B.C. man who went by ‘Doctor Ray Gaglardi’

Investigators now focussing efforts on alleged victims within the Glad Tidings Church community

Orange Shirt Day lessons of past in today’s classrooms

Phyllis Webstad, who attended St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School in British Columbia, is credited for creating the movement

Most Read