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A Man Was Killed in a Stabbing in Nanaimo, and Two Peoples Are In Custody!
Two people are in police custody after a stabbing Monday night in Nanaimo, B.C., that killed a 29-year-old man. Around 11:30 p.m., Mounties were called to Maffeo Sutton Park on the city’s downtown waterfront to help a security guard who was being scared by a group of young people.
Police said Tuesday that as they looked for the attackers in the area, an officer found one man with stab wounds and another man who had been hit with bear spray. The man who was stabbed was taken to the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, where police said he was pronounced dead.
A 19-year-old man was found and arrested by police near the park, and a 17-year-old boy was found with the help of police dogs. Both suspects are still being held by police on Tuesday. The RCMP in Nanaimo says that a third person has been linked to the attack but has not yet been found.
Gary O’Brien, a spokesman for the Nanaimo RCMP, said in a statement that investigators don’t think the victim and the suspects knew each other before the crime. On Tuesday, most of the park was still surrounded by police tape as forensic investigators looked for clues.
If you know anything about what happened, please call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. Around 11:30 p.m., Mounties were called to Maffeo Sutton Park on the city’s downtown waterfront to help a security guard who was being scared by a group of young people.
Around 11:30 p.m., Mounties were called to Maffeo Sutton Park on the city’s downtown waterfront to help a security guard who was being scared by a group of young people.
Prior to the event, which occurred at 11:30 p.m., police think there was no link between the victim and the attackers. The park’s playground, walking bridge, and beach area remained restricted to the public on Tuesday, but the washrooms remained open and the day ferry to Newcastle Island was temporarily relocated to the public crab dock.
Krog described the stabbing as a “horrible act. I’m saddened to witness this as mayor,” he remarked. “In the last 18 months, there have been a lot of homicides in the city.” The RCMP are overburdened, and this isn’t the Nanaimo I know.”
According to Krog, the situation is having a significant impact on the neighborhood. “There is clearly a concern and a significant amount of stress in the RCMP, who are dealing with this,” he added.