Stabbing in Ned

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland.  On Monday, October 16, around 12:30 p.m. a Dam Liquor store patron was stabbed in the face by a man stealing a bottle of whiskey. The suspect, Ananda Koromzay-Vail, 19, grabbed an $80 bottle of 10-year-old Talisker, a single malt scotch, and walked out of the store, located in the Tebo shopping center.


Witnesses say the victim, a Rollinsville resident, went out of the store after the suspect who began throwing punches and then pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim twice in the face, threatening to kill him, saying no one was going to take his whiskey away from him.


By this time, witnesses had contacted the Boulder County Sheriff’s officer at the substation in the Nederland Police Station who pursued the suspect who ran up the sidewalk next to B & F Mountain Market toward the back parking lot.


The deputy attempted to stop Koromzay-Vail, who resisted arrest. The deputy had to use a Tazer gun to subdue the man who was screaming that he would not go to prison and they should just kill him.


When additional officers and Nederland Fire Protection District EMTs arrived at the scene, the victim was taken to the Columbine Family Practice where he was stitched up and released.


NFPD firefighters treated the suspect and removed the Tazer prongs before they transported him to Boulder Community Hospital to be treated for minor wounds that occurred during his arrest. He was then taken to the Boulder County Jail where he could be charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, Assault in the Second Degree, Robbery, Menacing and Resisting Arrest.

Barbara Lawlor

Barbara is a reporter for The Mountain-Ear.