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VicPD are investigating after a man was stabbed at a temporary housing facility on Douglas Street Monday evening.

Officers were called to the facility in the 3000-block of Douglas at approximately 11 p.m. for a report of a stabbing.

Upon arrival police located a man who had been stabbed and was suffering from potentially life-threatening injuries.

Paramedics transported the man to hospital for treatment.

A K9 team was deployed to track the suspect but an extensive search proved fruitless and the suspect remains at large.

The victim remains in hospital and their injuries are now considered non-life-threatening.

The suspect is described as a 25 to 35-year-old man with a dark complexion, dark hair and dark beard.

He was wearing a puffy jacket over a hooded sweater, high top shoes, and a baseball hat which was partially covered by a toque.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact VicPD’s non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654, extension 1.

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

 

UPDATE: An earlier version of this article appeared with a headline identifying the housing facility as being on Blanshard Street. This was based on incorrect information supplied by VicPD, and has been corrected.

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