The Victoria Police Department is reaching out to the public for help in identifying a suspect allegedly involved in a weekend stabbing incident.
In a news report released on Wednesday, police say that they responded to a call in regards to the stabbing at around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15.
Officers say that when they arrived on scene in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue, they found a man who had been stabbed several times and was suffering from potentially life-threatening injuries.
According to police, bystanders provided medical attention to the victim until BC Emergency Health Services paramedics arrived and transported him to the hospital.
The victim remains in hospital at this point in time, however, his injuries are not considering non-life-threatening.
Police say the suspect fled the scene prior to the police arriving and has not been identified.
Detectives with VicPD’s Major Crimes Unit, who are leading the investigation, have released a photo of the suspect in hopes the public can help identify him.
The suspect is described as a man that stands 5’10” with a medium build. Police say he has light brown or blonde hair and blue eyes.
On the night of the reported stabbing, he wore a black and red hooded sweater with the hood up, a black and red face mask and white Nike shoes.
He also had a black shoulder bag.
Police say he was last seen leaving the area, headed eastbound on Pandora Avenue.
Detectives are asking if anyone recognizes the suspect, or has information about this incident, to contact the VicPD non-emergency line (250) 995-7654, extension 1 or report anonymously with Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.