Powell River RCMP is investigating what it calls an aggravated assault incident that occurred at the Westview Hotel on Marine Avenue.
According to a media release from Powell River RCMP, on July 5, at around 3 pm, a 33-year-old male victim was flown to Vancouver General Hospital with stab wounds. The release stated that he is expected to recover.
RCMP have arrested a 41-year-old male and a 34-year-old female in regard to this investigation.
“This is not a random incident,” the release stated.
This matter is still under investigation and Powell River RCMP is looking to speak with anyone who has information about this incident.
Powell River resident Brad Stevens, who witnessed the injured victim, said he came across a man during the early afternoon of July 5 near city hall who was bleeding profusely from what Stevens said were multiple stab wounds.
Stevens said he noted the incident when he was driving through downtown and turned left, uphill on Duncan Street, and passed a woman who was on a mountain bike.
“She jumped off her bike and she was on her cell phone,” said Stevens. “I drove up a little further and saw a gentleman absolutely covered in blood, so I went up, turned around and started observing the situation. I was yelling at the gentleman to get down on the ground and he refused. He kept walking up the road, he cut in behind city hall and walked right into his house.”
Stevens said police arrived and he left at that point.
“It was quite shocking,” said Stevens. “I turned up the corner and there’s this guy covered from head to toe in blood. It looked like his right shoulder was dislocated or broken because it was sagging down and he had a huge gash in the side of his head. The amount of blood on him was unbelievable.”
Anyone with information on this, or any other crime, is asked to contact Powell River RCMP at 604.485.6255, Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477, or go to bccrimestoppers.com. Callers will remain anonymous.