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Three arrested after double stabbing in Victoria

Two people sent to hospital after being stabbed, hit with bear spray
Victoria police arrested three men following a double stabbing April 19. The two victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries. (Black Press Media file photo)

Three people have been arrested and two people have been sent to hospital following a stabbing near downtown Victoria Monday afternoon.

Officers were called to the 900-block of Pandora Avenue at 3:30 p.m. for a report that two men had been bear sprayed and stabbed. The officers located the two victims who had suffered potentially life-threatening injuries. They were transported to hospital and their injuries are now considered non-life-threatening.

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Police identified three suspects in the incident. Shortly before 5 p.m. they located and arrested the first of them in Bastion Square. Less than 20 minutes later, they found the second suspect in the 1400-block of Vancouver Street.

Shortly before noon Tuesday, officers located the third suspect in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue. All three men were held in custody and police believe the incident was targeted.

Anyone with information can contact the VicPD report desk at 250-995-7654, ext. 1, or report anonymously to Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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