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Three hospitalized after stabbing incident in North Saanich

Sidney North Saanich RCMP were called to a Derrick Road residence Friday evening
Three people are hospitalized with serious stabbing injuries after an incident in a North Saanich home Friday evening, Sidney North Saanich RCMP say. (Black Press Media file photo)

A man has been arrested in a stabbing incident in North Saanich that left three of his relatives injured and on the mend.

Sidney North/Saanich RCMP Cpl. Andres Sanchez confirmed the man is a resident of the Saanich Peninsula and police have had on-going contact with this individual.

“At this point, the prosecution is considering charges of aggrevated assaault (and) assualt with a weapon,” said Sanchez.

RCMP responded to a home on Derrick Road on Friday evening where the trio was found each with multiple stab wounds.

The injured received first aid until officers were able to confirm the scene was safe for paramedics to enter and transport them to hospital.

The suspect was arrested without incident and remains in custody pending a court appearance.

“Responding officers relied on their training and de-escalation skills to take this very agitated and violent individual into custody. I am grateful that all first responders acted in a professional manner to bring this very volatile situation to a safe end,” Sanchez said in a statement at the time.

The injured are currently in serious but stable condition, and are expected to survive.

Police said no further information will be released at this time as the investigation remains ongoing.

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