Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Victoria, BC – Detectives are investigating an assault with weapon incident that occurred near the intersection of Johnson and Government streets in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Patrol officers were called to Johnson and Government streets for a report of a stabbing just after 2a.m. on Tuesday, May 29th. When they arrived they located one man suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. More investigators arrived and located a second man nearby, who was also suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. Both these men were taken to hospital and treated. A third man, who was uninjured, was also located.

Investigators currently believe that the incident began as a physical fight involving the three men outside a downtown nightclub located in the 500-block of Yates Street. The men departed, but either by happenstance or intention, came into contact with each other a short time later in the 1400-block of Government Street. During this encounter, a second altercation commenced and in this incident two of the three men received non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigative Services Division Forensic Identification Unit investigators and detectives were sent to the scene to collect and process evidence and speak with witnesses.

All three men have been taken into custody. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor. Investigators believe that there is no danger to the public.

Our investigation remains ongoing at this time. We will release more information as we are able.

Investigators believe that there are witnesses in the area at the time who have not yet come forward. If you have any information on this incident and have not yet spoke to investigators please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.



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