A 34 year old man remains in custody awaiting his first formal Court appearance scheduled for later today.
At approximately 3:30 pm on Saturday, August 30, 2014, Quesnel RCMP received a report of a stabbing in the 400 block of Reid Street, Quesnel. Information received stated that a male had been stabbed and that the male suspect had fled the scene in a nearby vehicle.
Within minutes of receiving the initial report, Members of the Quesnel RCMP located the vehicle in the nearby area and arrested a 34 year old male suspect.
The male suspect was arrested without incident and remains in custody awaiting his next court appearance scheduled for Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014. RCMP have recommended one count of Aggravated Assault and one count of Assault with a Weapon.
The 47 year old male victim sustained multiple stab wounds and was treated on scene and later transported to Quesnel's G.R. Baker where he was treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries.
This was a targeted attack between two individuals who are both known to police.
This was a brazen attack which occurred in the busy downtown area. The Quesnel RCMP would like to commend the numerous citizens who came forward with information regarding this incident. The information received from witnesses on scene provided valuable information and assistance that ultimately led to the swift apprehension of the suspect