Three people are in hospital after a pair of violent incidents Saturday night.
Victoria police were called to the 800-block of Johnson Street on Oct. 23 around 8:45 p.m. for a report a man wielding a large metal pipe was chasing two other men. Officers located a man matching the suspect’s description and found a metal pipe with a sharpened end nearby, according to a Victoria Police Department news release. The man had an outstanding warrant for a breach of a court-ordered condition. He was arrested and taken to VicPD cells where he was held for a bail hearing.
Officers did not find the two other men.
Around 9:20 p.m., officers were called to the 900-block of Pandora Avenue for a report a man had been stabbed by two men. Officers located the victim in a tent, suffering from potentially life-threatening stab wounds. The man was taken to hospital and his injuries are now considered non-life-threatening.
The descriptions of the stabbing suspects matched the descriptions of the two victims in the previous call, according to VicPD.
Two suspects – located at a hospital with non-life-threatening stab wounds – were arrested.
Anyone with information can contact VicPD at 250-995-7654, ext. 1, or report anonymously to Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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