Midday stabbing leaves Port Alberni man dead

Port Alberni

2023-04-27 15:38 HAP

Dossier nº 2023-3967

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Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

On April 25, 2023 the Port Alberni RCMP received a report of a stabbing that had occurred at a housing unit in the 3900 block of Roger St.

Front line officers promptly responded and located the 59 year old male victim with life threatening injuries, and the suspect, a man in his 60s, was located and arrested.

A Port Alberni police vehicle parked in front of a housing unit

Despite the efforts of emergency medical staff, the victim was pronounced deceased at a local hospital a short time later, stated Constable Richard Johns. These events are tragic for not only the family and friends of the victim, but the community as whole. Officers from our Indigenous police section have reached out to the community and are working with the family of the victim to ensure they have the supports they need at this time.

Port Alberni’s Major Crime Unit has taken control of the investigation and continuing their investigation. This is an isolated incident with no threat to the general public.

Due to the ongoing investigation, no further comment will be made at this time.

Diffusé par :

Gend. Richard Johns
Agent des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Port Alberni
4444, rue Morton, Port Alberni (C.-B.) V9Y 4M8
Bureau : 250-723-2424

Courriel : richard.johns@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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