Court Friday for man accused of attack at Red Lion

The Red Lion Inn’s manager is set to make his first court appearance Friday

The Red Lion Inn’s manager is set to make his first court appearance Friday after allegedly stabbing five hotel employees with scissors last Saturday evening.

Zhi Wei “Wally” Meng, a minority shareholder in the hotel, is charged with five counts of aggravated assault.

The Red Lion ownership and management released a statement on Nov. 20 wishing the victims, who were treated in hospital and have since been released, a speedy recovery. It described the attack as “random and isolated” and that all operations within the hotel have reopened.

Meng has been placed on a leave of absence pending the outcome of the ongoing police investigation.

Meng remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Victoria Nov. 23 at 2 p.m.

nnorth@saanichnews.com