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There have been seven stabbings in Victoria since March 1st


A suspect remains at large after a stabbing in broad daylight in downtown Victoria Monday.

On Monday, April 15th, just before 10:30 a.m. VicPD officers were flagged down in the 600-block of Yates Street after some one had been stabbed.

VicPD said responding officers provided first-aid, and the man was transported to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Several sidewalks along Douglas and Yates Street were closed while police investigated.

Police said pedestrian foot traffic was disrupted in the area while three scenes were sectioned off and documented, and evidence was collected by the Forensic Investigative Services section.

There were no other victims, and there have been no arrests.

“BC Emergency Health services received a call at 10:27 a.m. today April 15th regarding a police incident on the 600 block of Yates street in Victoria. Two ambulances responded to the scene. Paramedics provided emergency medical treatment to one patient who was transported to hospital,” says paramedic public information officer Brian Twaites.

This was the seventh stabbing incident since March 1st in Victoria, with two incidents as suspected homicides.

In a statement, VicPD said each case is considered isolated there is no direct connection.

“Although the number and close frequency of recent stabbing events is concerning, it is not significantly higher than most other years, as indicated in the chart below, which details reports of all Assaults Involving a Knife during each Quarter over the past five years. It’s important to note that these numbers do not specifically indicate stabbings, but all assaults that involve a knife,” said VicPD in a statement.

VicPD said officers have increased patrols in the downtown core in recent months, including foot patrols.

VicPD are asking anyone who witnessed the event today, or anyone who may have CCTV footage of the event, to call them at (250)-995-7654 . To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Victoria Buzz Staff
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