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Nanaimo RCMP investigating homicide in Harewood

Woman found dead, man arrested Monday, June 20, on Eighth Street
Nanaimo RCMP are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 300 block of Eighth Street in south Nanaimo. Police responded to a “violent altercation” and found a woman deceased. (Chris Bush/News Bulleltin)

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating a homicide in Harewood.

A male suspect is in police custody in connection with an altercation that resulted in a death at a residence on Eighth Street at about 10 p.m. Monday, June 20.

Police responded to the home for a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers found a woman deceased. A short time later a man was taken into custody without incident. He was initially arrested for murder, but no charges have formally been laid, noted police.

“At this time, investigators do not believe there is any further risk to the public,” said reserve Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, in the release.

O’Brien told the News Bulletin that no further information is being released at this time.

“Until charges are laid we won’t be saying anything more,” he said.

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