Campbell River RCMP officers are investigating an incident from early Monday morning after a man received a “serious, life-threatening gash to his arm.”
According to police, the incident took place at approximately 1:39 a.m. when officers received a report from BC Ambulance Services that they were treating a male with a “blade wound.”
The victim, a 35-year-old Indigenous man, had been staying on the streets when he received the life-threatening gash to his arm which required him to be transported to the hospital.
Police say that he has since been treated for his wound and is in stable condition.
Campbell River RCMP says that officers maintained a presence in the downtown core for several hours following the incident, interviewing witnesses and conducting a forensic examination of the scene.
The investigation is ongoing and it is believed to be an isolated incident, said Cst Maury Tyre.
At this point in time, we are looking to talk to any eyewitnesses that have not identified themselves to police.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is being asked to call Campbell River RCMP at 250-286-6221.