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Three sent to hospital after weekend assaults

Three people were hospitalized with stab wounds and three arrests were made after a string of assaults on the weekend. The incidents began about 8:45 p.m.
Victoria police
Victoria police

Three people were hospitalized with stab wounds and three arrests were made after a string of assaults on the weekend.

The incidents began about 8:45 p.m. Saturday with a report to Victoria police that a man was chasing two people with a large metal pipe in the 800-block of Johnson Street. A man matching the description provided was found and a metal pipe with a sharpened end was located nearby.

Officers discovered that the man had an outstanding warrant for breaching a court-ordered condition, and he was arrested and taken to police cells.

The two people being chased were not found.

At about 9:2o p.m., officers were called to the 900-block of Pandora Avenue where it was reported that two men had stabbed another man. The victim was found in a tent with potentially life-threatening injuries.

He was taken to hospital by ambulance paramedics and his injuries were later considered to be non-life-threatening.

Police then realized that the descriptions of the stabbing suspects matched those of the victims of the first incident involving a metal pipe. They were located by police after seeking help at the hospital, since both were suffering from non-life-threatening stab wounds themselves.

Both were arrested.

Call Victoria police at 250-995-7654 with any information on these incidents or report anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

jbell@timescolonist.com