Sam Penrod Reporting Police have arrested two people suspected of stabbing an acquaintance late last night in Provo Canyon. Everyone involved is from Eastern Europe, but are in Utah to learn English at BYU.
Investigators say that everyone involved in last night's fight that left an English student seriously hurt from stab wounds are from the former communist nation of Georgia. And investigators say everything that happened may be from culture shock.
It was in the area of Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon that six roommates met to apparently settle an earlier dispute. That's when one of those involved was stabbed in the stomach with what's described as a small sword.
Some of his friends took him to the hospital while the suspects fled. The victim underwent surgery, but is expected to fully recover.
Late this afternoon two people were arrested on charges of aggravated assault.
Sgt. Wally Perschon, Utah County Sheriff's Dept.: "It's a different culture for them. They're not used to police or anybody getting involved perhaps in their business, and they may show up at a hospital with some injuries and no one asks any questions. Some tempers gone wild, a lot of stupidity to try and meet somewhere to resolve things."
Late this afternoon police arrested an 18-year old man, along with a 17-year old juvenile who are suspected in the stabbing. They face charges of aggravated assault.
Detectives say they are continuing their investigation and are still trying to pinpoint exactly what the fight was all about.