Nanaimo man arrested
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Four men were arrested Thursday evening following a home invasion in Nanaimo.

According to Nanaimo RCMP, the incident occurred at approximately 6:50 pm, on Thursday January 6th, in the 500 block of Second Street.

Police officers flooded the area and were able to locate a suspect vehicle attempting to flee the scene.

Four men, all from Nanaimo, were arrested without incident.

A man in his 20’s was found inside the home suffering from minor injuries from an altercation with the suspects.

“The response by officers to this dangerous volatile situation was a clear cut example of the strong communication between 9-1-1 dispatchers, General Duty patrol officers and specialized plain clothes units, whose goal is to ensure the safety of the citizens of Nanaimo,” said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.

Police said the incident appears to isolated and there is no risk to the public.

A 35-year-old Nanaimo man was released from custody and is facing charges of assault with a weapon.

His first appearance date has been set for March 15th, at the Nanaimo Provincial Court.

The other three men were released from police custody without charge.

Nanaimo RCMP continue to investigate this matter and are asking for anyone that witnessed the incident to contact them at 250-754-2345.

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