Victoria Police Department vehicles outside the headquarters building. VicPD (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Police Department vehicles outside the headquarters building. VicPD (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATED: Police searching for suspect in Gorge Road stabbing

The man police previously arrested is now only a person of interest

Victoria police are still searching for a suspect from Sunday evening’s stabbing on Gorge Road East, after the man they arrested turned out to only be a person of interest.

Police were called to the area around 5:45 p.m. on Dec. 6 and found a man suffering potential life-threatening injuries. Police also located two people who had been bear sprayed.

Paramedics took the man who had been stabbed to hospital where he remains in stable condition.

Police learned that a suspect had fled to a nearby temporary housing facility in the 100-block of Gorge Road East. They found the suspect inside a suite there and arrested him without incident, before transporting him to cells where he was held for court.

Since Sunday, Police have determined that the arrested man is not a suspect, but a person of interest. He is not facing charges for the stabbing incident, but remains in custody on an unrelated warrant for failing to attend court in relation to a robbery and breach of probation charge.

The stabbing suspect is described as a 20 to 30-year-old Caucasian man wearing a dark hooded sweater and baseball hat or toque.

Anyone with information is asked to call the VicPD report desk at 250-995-7654 ext. 1. To report anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

READ ALSO: VicPD seeks witnesses in early morning Centennial Square stabbing


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