Nanaimo RCMP are conducting an investigation in an alley on the 100 block of Nicol Street. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Nanaimo RCMP are conducting an investigation in an alley on the 100 block of Nicol Street. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

UPDATE: Alley investigation connected to Monday’s assault and death at nearby apartment

Police are set up in an alley on the 100 block of Nicol Street

Nanaimo RCMP are conducting an investigation in an alley on the 100 block of Nicol Street.

A resident said police have been at the location at Wisteria Lane since Wednesday night.

Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, said the investigation is connected to an assault Monday that resulted in a man’s death at an apartment building on Nicol Street.