VicPD cruiser
(courtesy VicPD)

VicPD are asking witnesses to come forward in a stabbing that occurred in Centennial Square early Saturday evening.

Police say officers were patrolling the area shortly after 6 p.m. on September 5 when an  injured man approached them.

He told the officers that he had been the victim of a stabbing after getting into a verbal confrontation with a man in the Square.

The man stabbed the victim who fled and was chased by a second, unidentified man.

Paramedics transported the victim to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect who allegedly stabbed the victim is described as a part-Caucasian man, with dreadlocks and a green shirt. He wore a knife on his waistband and was accompanied by a husky dog.

The second suspect, who chased the victim from the Square, is described as between 25 to 30 years old, with long hair and wearing aviator sunglasses.

Police have not yet made any arrests and are still investigating.

The report follows two prior stabbing incidents in the past month at Centennial Square.

A confrontation in the Square on August 9 allegedly led to a pair of stabbings nearby, and on August 22 officers encountered another man who had been the victim of a stabbing in the area.

Police recently conducted a week-long undercover investigation in Centennial Square that led to the issuing of warrants for 17 people on drug-related charges in the area.

Victoria City Council responded shortly after by voting to close the Square to camping, evicting a homeless encampment from the area in the process.

VicPD are asking that anyone with information about Saturday’s stabbing incident call them at 250-995-7654.

Those who wish to report information anonymously can contact Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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