Suspect not found after stabbing on Douglas Street; victim in hospital

A man remains in hospital after a Monday night stabbing that left him with what were initially considered life-threatening injuries.

His wounds are now considered non-life-threatening.

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Victoria police, including a police dog, responded to the stabbing report about 11 p.m. at a temporary housing facility in the 3000 block of Douglas Street. B.C. Ambulance paramedics transported the man to hospital.

The suspect in the stabbing could not be located, despite an extensive search, and forensic officers were called in to help with the investigation.

The suspect is described as 25 to 35 years old with a dark complexion, dark hair and a dark beard. He was wearing a puffy jacket over a hooded sweater, high-top shoes and a baseball cap partially covered by a toque.

Police ask anyone with information to call them at 250-995-7654, extension 1, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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