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One man is in hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries following an assault early Wednesday morning in Saanich.

Just before 1 a.m., police were called to a house in the 4200-block of Santa Anita Avenue, near Hastings Street, following reports that a man had been stabbed. 

According to Saanich Police Const. Markus Anastasiades, while no arrests have been made at this time, the incident does not appear to be random. 

Anastasiades says investigators are currently canvassing the area and seeking witnesses or dashcam footage leading up to or just after the assault occurred, around 12:50 a.m.

“While the victim was initially uncooperative with police in providing information, the priority for responding officers was to administer first-aid and immediate care,” added Anastasiades.

“Further attempts to speak to him are being made once he is medically able to, which we anticipate will be later today.”

Anyone with information about the assault is asked to call Saanich PD at (250) 475-4321. To remain anonymous, tipsters can reach out to Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.

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