Update: Nanaimo RCMP arrested a 44-year-old woman for aggravated assault after a stabbing incident at the Port-O-Call Inn and Suites Wednesday.
The suspect was located shortly after 5 p.m. following the stabbing of a 55-year-old man at around 2 p.m.
The woman was held in custody overnight and expected to make an appearance in Nanaimo Provincial Court Thursday.
The man was treated in hospital for non-life threatening injuries and released.
Original story: A 55-year-old man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries following a stabbing at a motel in Nanaimo Wednesday afternoon.
Police said the stabbing was reported at around 2 p.m. Witnesses called 911 and reported an altercation in one of the rooms of the Port-O-Call Inn & Suites.
When officers arrived, they found the man bleeding from an upper-body injury. He was treated by BC Paramedics and taken to hospital.
Police said the suspect is believed to be a 44-year-old woman who fled before police arrive. RCMP have determined the man and the woman know each other and based on this, they do not believe there is any discernable risk to the public.
Several rooms at the motel are being secured by investigators who are waiting for search warrants so they can enter and retrieve any evidence. Nanaimo RCMP is searching known locations for the suspect.