Nanaimo RCMP are asking for the public’s help identifying a man that allegedly stabbed another man last night.

Around 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 1st, in the vicinity of the Pantry restaurant located at Port Place Mall, an alleged altercation took place when the suspect produced a knife, stabbed a victim, and fled.

The victim’s injuries were minor, however he was transported to hospital where he was treated and then released.

Police spoke to several witnesses and the victim, determining the exchange of words leading to the altercation.

The picture provided was taken by a bystander shortly after the incident.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, approximately 6 foot 1 inches, with brown/blonde hair.

He was wearing a dark jacket and baseball cap at the time of the incident, carrying a white/black backpack and is described as having discoloured yellow teeth.

The knife was a sheath described as old and rusty.

If you have information on the identity of this person, contact the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

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