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Man arrested following Friday stabbing in Victoria

Police believe victim was targeted, man suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries
A suspect was arrested in relation to a man being stabbed in Victoria last Friday afternoon. (Black Press Media file photo)

A suspect was arrested in relation to a man being stabbed in Victoria on Friday.

VicPD were called to the 300-block of Gorge Road East just before 2 p.m. on Jan. 21 after receiving a report that a man was in medical distress after being stabbed. Officers found the man with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries after he was reportedly assaulted with an edged weapon. Paramedics arrived and transported the man to hospital.

Detectives learned the stabbing took place in a multi-unit residential building in the 200-block of Gorge Road East. Officers identified a suspect and located the man at a residence in the 800-block of Admirals Road, where he was arrested around 11 p.m. Friday.

The suspect was taken to VicPD cells and held for a bail hearing. He faces recommended charges of assault causing bodily harm and and breaching a release order.

VicPD believes the incident was a targeted attack and stated that there is no wider risk to public safety.

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