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Man charged with attempted murder after Saanich house party stabbing

A 27-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing at a New Year’s Eve party in Saanich.

Saanich PD were called to the 3200-block of Cook St. by B.C. Ambulance at around 11:40 p.m. after paramedics found a man bleeding profusely from multiple stab wounds.

The 34-year-old Langford man had been at a house party where he had been stabbed. He had left the party and had paramedics not found him, he would have died, said Saanich PD spokesperson Sgt. Steve Eassie.

The man was taken to Victoria General Hospital for emergency surgery, where he remains to recover.

The next day police arrested Andrew Jeffrey McLean as he was boarding a bus to leave town. McLean is now facing charges of attempted murder, as well as aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and uttering threats.

Police would not give more information about the incident while it is under investigation, but did say they are talking to witnesses from the party as well as the two men involved.

McLean is due back in court on Jan. 10.

kwells@goldstreamgazette.com

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