A Campbell River man was rushed to a Victoria hospital Wednesday night with serious stab wounds that he suffered during a violent domestic dispute.
At approximately 9:30 p.m., Campbell River RCMP was called to a residence near the intersection of 9th Avenue and Ironwood Street for reports of a heated domestic dispute.
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When officers arrived, they found a 43-year-old man on the front lawn of the home with “obvious injuries” from a knife that required immediate medical attention.
An ambulance was then called for the man and emergency health services transported him to Campbell River Hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, as the ambulance was enroute, officers at the scene made contact with a 33-year-old woman who was inside the home. Eventually, officers persuaded the woman to exit the residence and she was arrested for assault causing bodily harm.
The woman was held in custody until her court appearance, which is scheduled for Thursday, April 25th.
After spending time at Campbell River Hospital, the man was transported to Victoria for further treatment of his injuries. Police say that he remains in hospital in serious but stable condition.
“Domestic violence situations can be extremely volatile and dangerous situations for all involved,” said Campbell River RCMP in a statement.
“The quick and professional response provided by the officers attending the scene isolated the injuries already inflicted and ensured no further harm came to anyone else involved.”
RCMP note that as this violent incident occurred between two people who know each other there is no danger to the public.
The investigation is ongoing and police say they are seeking a search warrant for the home.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Campbell River RCMP at 250-286-6221.