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Bystanders follow and detain suspect after stabbing in downtown Victoria

Woman sustained non-life threatening injuries

Victoria Police said bystanders followed and detained a suspect after a woman was stabbed in downtown Victoria Thursday night.

Just before 9:30 p.m. Victoria police officers were called the the area of Princess Avenue and Douglas Street for a report of a stabbing.

READ ALSO: Missing kids a common occurrence during large events, VicPD says

Police said bystanders detained the man who fled to the 1900-block of Store Street.

The woman stabbed sustained non-life threatening injuries and was released from hospital several hours later.

Police said the man was arrested and police are recommending charges of assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and three counts of breach of conditions.

READ ALSO: Drivers flee VicPD’s first impaired driving roadblocks of December

shalu.mehta@blackpress.ca


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