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Nanaimo RCMP are investigating an alleged case of abduction after a homeowner found an injured man tied up on his property early Thursday morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 2 a.m. on a rural property south of Nanaimo, and police say that the abductee had “injuries consistent with having been assaulted.”

After being discovered, the 25-year-old male victim was transported to hospital and was treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries. He remains in hospital for further treatment.

During the abduction, the victim said that one of the assailants was stabbed in the act, and just 30 minutes after the victim was admitted to hospital, another man arrived at the hospital’s emergency ward with an upper body stab wound.

The 30-year-old male who received the stab wound was treated for a “significant” but non-life threatening injury. Police say that investigators asked him how the injury occured, but he was unwilling to cooperate.

He was later released from hospital and taken into police custody.

“Investigators are attempting to connect the two incidents however, at this time the investigation remains in the preliminary stages”, said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP in a news release.

Anyone with information about the two incidents is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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