RCMP seek to identify suspect involved in Nanaimo mall stabbing

RCMP seek to identify suspect involved in Nanaimo mall stabbing

Officers with Nanaimo RCMP are seeking to identify a suspect involved in a stabbing at the Port Place Mall on Thursday, April 1.

RCMP is reaching out to the public for assistance in identifying a man captured in a photo following the incident, which took place at approximately 8 p.m. last Thursday.

The stabbing occurred in the vicinity of The Pantry restaurant at the Port Place Mall, located at 101-648 Terminal Ave in Nanaimo.

The victim of the stabbing suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to the Nanaimo hospital following the incident, however, he has since been released.

By the time police responded to the incident, the suspect had fled the scene. Investigators spoke with several witnesses, along with the victim, and determined there was an exchange of words between the two which ultimately led to the altercation.

The picture below of the suspect was taken by a bystander shortly after the incident.

Police are describing the suspect as a man, standing at approximately 6 ft. 1 with brown/blonde hair. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a dark jacket and baseball cap and was carrying a white/black backpack. The suspect was described as having discoloured yellow teeth.

The knife, described as being old and rusty, was produced from a sheath prior to the stabbing.

Police are asking anyone with information on the identity of this person to contact the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345, and quote file # 2021-11682.


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