Man charged with attempted murder after weekend stabbing in Nanaimo, B.C.

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NANAIMO, B.C. — A man has been charged with attempted murder after a weekend stabbing in Nanaimo, B.C.

Nanaimo RCMP say they were called to a home at about 7:15 p.m. Saturday after two people in their 60s were allegedly stabbed by someone they knew.

Both victims were treated at the scene for multiple stab wounds before being taken to a nearby hospital.

Police say the suspect was located later that night and arrested without incident.

Mounties say he faces a number of charges, including attempted murder.

Const. Gary O'Brien, a spokesman for the RCMP in Nanaimo, says police believe the stabbing was an isolated event and not connected with recent gun violence in the city.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 19, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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