A violent assault that occurred in Nanaimo last night left a man with life-threatening injuries, and police are appealing for witnesses and video evidence.
The incident happened at approximately 6:20 p.m. on Thursday May 11th, at the corner of Bastion Street and Wallace Street.
Nanaimo RCMP responded to the scene within minutes, but the victim, a 38-year-old man, had already sustained serious injuries and was transferred to a Nanaimo hospital.
He was later transferred by air ambulance to a hospital in Victoria for further treatment.
Police were able to identify a possible suspect, an adult male, in the vicinity and apprehended him without any issues.
Investigators are seeking any eyewitnesses who might have seen the incident or have dash-cam footage that can assist in the ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information is requested to contact the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.