A man has been charged in Campbell River after allegedly swinging a hatchet at three men and injuring one of them during a dispute over a boat slip on Tuesday.
Campbell River RCMP say the argument at the Discovery Harbour Marina started when the suspect discovered that someone had moved his boat to another spot and placed their own boat in his slip.
A confrontation followed and the suspect is accused of swinging a hatchet at the other boat’s owner and two of his friends.
One of the men was injured.
Police immediately responded to the incident and the suspect, a 47 year old male from Campbell River, was taken into custody without incident.
The victim was taken to hospital to receive medical attention for his injury.
The suspect was in court Wednesday facing charges of assault with a weapon.
If anyone has any further information please contact Campbell River RCMP at (250) 286-6221 or Crimestoppers.