The Red Lion Inn’s manager is set to make his first court appearance Friday after allegedly stabbing five hotel employees with scissors last Saturday evening.
Zhi Wei “Wally” Meng, a minority shareholder in the hotel, is charged with five counts of aggravated assault.
The Red Lion ownership and management released a statement on Nov. 20 wishing the victims, who were treated in hospital and have since been released, a speedy recovery. It described the attack as “random and isolated” and that all operations within the hotel have reopened.
Meng has been placed on a leave of absence pending the outcome of the ongoing police investigation.
Meng remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Victoria Nov. 23 at 2 p.m.