In the heart of downtown Nanaimo, Wednesday morning was marred by a supposed knife attack, which left one man severely injured and a second individual ensnared in the grasp of law enforcement.
As the clock neared half-past nine, chaos erupted in the vicinity of the A&W restaurant located on Victoria Crescent. According to accounts from the Nanaimo RCMP, both the assailant and the unfortunate victim vanished from the scene shortly after the confrontation.
Law enforcement’s swift response led to the discovery of the injured party a mere hundred meters from the incident’s locale. Medical professionals raced against time to transport him to the hospital, where he battled what could have been lethal injuries. As of Wednesday afternoon, however, the patient’s condition stabilized, as reported by Nanaimo RCMP spokesperson Const. Gary O’Brien.
The supposed culprit, a man believed to be in his mid-thirties, sought refuge at the Port Place shopping center. But O’Brien revealed that the man’s feeble attempts to infiltrate the building through unconventional rooftop access turned out to be his downfall. Police apprehended him swiftly and he now stands accused of assault with a weapon, under the secure watch of the law enforcement.
While one party heals and the other awaits justice, the weapon, predicted to be a knife, remains elusive. The search continues, with the Nanaimo RCMP urging anyone with information to come forward.