Campbell River RCMP say officers responded to two different instances with “knife play” last week Thursday.
In one incident, police say they were called to Campbell River Hospital after two young males showed up with knife wounds. One of the men had a large slash to his shoulder while the other was bleeding from his hand.
Further investigation determined that the male’s injuries were the result of a fight they had at Nunn’s Creek Park.
Police say both individuals pulled knives on each other during the fight. They also say drugs and alcohol played a role in the incident and that the two men are known to each other.
One of the males was held in police custody because of an outstanding warrant, according to police.
The second incident involved a man telling a security guard in a grocery store that he had been stabbed in the upper chest earlier in the day, but hadn’t sought medical attention, according to Campbell River RCMP.
“The wound turned out to be quite severe,” Const. Maury Tyre, media spokesperson with the Campbell River RCMP, said in a press release. “The man was extremely lucky as there was a very real chance that an artery could have been severed and he could have bled out.
RCMP say they have few details about the incident and are investigating.
They also say the people involved in both incidents are expected to make a full recovery.