Man stabbed in Nanaimo home invasion

One man was sent to hospital with a stab wound suffered during a home invasion Thursday.

The incident happened shortly before 8 p.m. when several people kicked in the back door of the residence in the 2500 block of Departure Bay Road. An altercation ensued and one man was stabbed in the back by one of his attackers.

Police found the victim, 38, lying on his back and bleeding.

Mounties searched the area near the home and arrested one man, 35, from Nanaimo, allegedly involved in the incident.

He is scheduled to appear in Nanaimo provincial court today (April 4) on recommended charges of aggravated assault and breaking and entering.

The victim was treated at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for a non-life threatening stab wound and was later released.

Const. Gary O'Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, said at least three of the five people who broke into the house were also involved in the attack.

"We're still looking for the three," O'Brien said. "We'll probably be in a position today to issue warrants for them."

O'Brien said the attack was targeted, not random, and the parties involved had a prior relationship with each other, which included a variety of criminal activities.


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