It seems looking at someone the wrong way resulted in a 20-year-old man being stabbed Tuesday night in Bedford.

Halifax Regional Police said at about 9:30 p.m. a suspect was sitting in his vehicle near the Tim Horton's at the Bedford Village Centre complex, when another vehicle with a group of people in it drove by. Police said a man in the front passenger seat started a staring contest with the victim, then left the vehicle and stabbed him once.

The suspect fled the scene with his friends, police said. The victim went into the Tim Horton's and police were called.


"That's the impression," Halifax Regional Police Const. Brian Palmeter said of this being a case of somebody looking at someone the wrong way. "There's nothing to indicate these two knew each other — that there's any connection between them whatsoever."

The victim was taken to the QEII Health Sciences Centre with a serious stab wound. He is expected to recover.

Police describe the suspect as a white male between 18 and 22. The vehicle the suspect was in is described as an older model blue Volvo sedan.

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