Two police officers were injured while trying to arrest a man during a stabbing in Campbell River on Friday evening.
The Campbell River RCMP say officers were called to a home in the 900-block of Cedar Street for a report of an assault around 7 p.m.
Police say a 22-year-old man was attacking a 21-year-old man who was known to him in what Mounties call an “attempted murder.”
When officers tried to arrest the suspect, police say he resisted and injured two officers, both of whom were taken to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Mounties say the victim was stabbed multiple times, five times according to a woman who tended to him before BC Ambulance arrived, but he was taken to hospital and is expected to survive.
Someone who knows the victim confirms it’s was Colin Dube-Wheat, the same young father who was stabbed at 4:30 am in downtown Campbell River on July 14.
Meanwhile, the suspect was also taken to hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.
Police say drugs are believed to be a factor in the attack and that there is no added risk to public safety at this time.
Police say they would still like to speak to any witnesses of the Campbell River stabbing they have yet to spoken with and they’d appreciate any videos or pictures taken during the incident.
“If you have information regarding criminal activity in the community please call the Campbell River RCMP at 250-286-6221,” said RCMP in a release Saturday.
“In the event of an emergency, call 911.”