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RCMP investigating alleged assault in Nanaimo’s south end

Patient sustains serious but non life-threatening injuries at south Nanaimo business
DBL Disposal Services on Tenth Street was closed Tuesday morning, Jan. 2, for a police investigation after a patient found at the site was allegedly the victim of an aggravated assault. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

A business in south Nanaimo was closed this morning while Nanaimo RCMP’s serious crime unit carried out search warrants on the premises following an alleged early morning aggravated assault.

According to an RCMP press release Tuesday, Jan. 2, Nanaimo RCMP officers were dispatched shortly after 7 a.m. Monday, Jan. 1, to check the well-being of a male patient in medical distress near the 300 block of Tenth Street.

Officers found that the patient had been been allegedly assaulted and was suffering from serious but non-life-threatening injuries. B.C. Ambulance Service paramedics were called and transported the victim to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for medical treatment.

The serious crime unit members have taken charge of the investigation and are still on scene at DBL Disposal Services, the press release stated.

A single suspect has been taken into custody and the Nanaimo RCMP believes there is no risk to the public as no other persons of interest are being sought at this time.

“The public should be aware that they will likely see an increased police presence in the area while the investigation continues,” said Const. Mike Thompson, Nanaimo RCMP spokesperson, in the release.

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