Nanaimo man arrested for allegedly stabbing another in the chest

NANAIMO – Eric William Irving, 31, of Nanaimo charged with aggravated assault.

A Nanaimo man has been charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly stabbed another man in the chest.

According to Nanaimo RCMP, officers responded to a call at about 4 a.m. on Saturday to the 200 block of Craig Street, south of the Bowen Road cemetery. The victim told investigators he had a disagreement with the suspect and thought he’d been punched, but when he saw blood coming from his chest he realized he’d been stabbed.

The victim’s girlfriend drove him to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital where he underwent surgery for his injuries.

RCMP officers, along with a police dog, searched for the suspect, but were unable to locate him.

Five days later, Nanaimo RCMP arrested Eric William Irving, 31, of Nanaimo. Officers also located drugs and stolen property during their search.

Irving has been charged with aggravated assault and possession for the purpose of trafficking. He is scheduled to appear in provincial court in Nanaimo today (Sept. 30).

The victim was released from hospital and is recovering from his injuries.

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