Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020

File: 20-42867

Victoria, BC – Officers are investigating after a man was stabbed late last night.

At approximately 11 p.m. last night Patrol officers and a VicPD K9 team were called to a multi-unit temporary housing facility in the 3000-block of Douglas Street for a report of a stabbing. Officers arrived on scene and located a man who had been stabbed and was suffering from potentially life-threatening injuries. BC Emergency Health Services paramedics attended and transported the man to hospital for treatment.

Officers gathered a description of the suspect and began their search. In addition, a VicPD K9 team was deployed to attempt to track the suspect. After an extensive search, the suspect was not located. Officers from VicPD’s Forensic Identification Unit were called to the scene to process evidence and assist with the investigation.

While the victim’s injuries were considered potentially life-threatening at the time of the incident, they are now considered non-life-threatening. The victim remains in hospital.

The suspect in this file remains outstanding. The suspect is described as a 25 to 35-year-old man with a dark complexion, dark hair and a dark beard. He was wearing a puffy jacket over a hooded sweater, high top shoes, and a baseball hat which was partially covered by a toque.

If you have information about this incident, please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654, extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

This file remains under investigation.