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Two men stabbed in Sooke during altercation, suspect arrested

Police and members of public provided first aid
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RCMP responded after receiving reports Saturday evening that a man had been stabbed. TIMES COLONIST FILE PHOTO

Two men were taken to hospital with serious injuries after a stabbing in Sooke Saturday evening during what police are calling “an altercation between a group of individuals.”

A 21-year-old man was located nearby and arrested in connection with the incident, police said.

RCMP were called to the 6600-block of Sooke Road around 6 p.m. by reports that a man had been stabbed.

Police and members of the public provided first aid for the two stabbing victims until B.C. Ambulance arrived to transport them to hospital, police said in a statement.

Cpl. Alex Bérubé said that it appears to be an isolated incident with no further risk to the public.

“The investigation indicated that an altercation erupted between a group of people which eventually led to the victims being stabbed,” Bérubé said in a statement. “The events leading up to the altercation are also carefully being investigated.”

Bérubé did not provide any more details, saying the investigation is ongoing.

B.C. Transit said in a statement that it’s aware of an incident that resulted in “multiple injuries near transit infrastructure” but declined further comment.

“We take reports of inappropriate and illegal behavior within our systems very seriously and work closely with police to follow the legal process for complaints,” it said. “Our thoughts are with the victims of this assault.”

Anyone with information about the altercation is asked to call Sooke RCMP at 250-642-5241.

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