Man, 22, walks into Nanaimo casino with multiple stab wounds: RCMP

Man, 22, walks into Nanaimo casino with multiple stab wounds: RCMP
RCMP and paramedics on scene outside Casino Nanaimo. Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024.

Emergency responders were called to Casino Nanaimo Sunday night after a man walked into the building with multiple stab wounds, according to RCMP.

RCMP says around 8:30 p.m., staff at the casino noticed the 22-year-old man’s injuries and called 911. Mounties, paramedics and fire crews arrived on scene, and the man was taken to hospital with “serious but non-life-threatening injuries.”

Casino Nanaimo is located on Terminal Avenue in the city’s downtown, where RCMP say the man “showed up at the back door” asking for help.

They say two employees at the casino provided first aid before calling 911.

Nanaimo RCMP R/Const. Gary O’Brien says police then scoured the area and found some surveillance video showing the man and a group of people in the vicinity.

However, the stabbing was not captured on video, and police are unsure if anyone in that group is responsible or if they had any interactions with the victim, O’Brien told CHEK News.

“Police were able to review some grainy CCTV footage of the victim walking through the parking lot, with a group of people walking nearby. However, the quality of the video was poor, and it did not provide much in the way of detail,” added RCMP in a release Monday.

Investigators are now searching for more video and witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

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