Nanaimo stabbing suspect turns himself in

The suspected assailant turned himself in to police following weekend stabbing in Nanaimo.

The suspect behind a stabbing at the Wheatsheaf Pub on the weekend has turned himself in to police.

Police said the incident happened shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday.

The victim was standing outside the pub, located on Cedar Road south of Nanaimo, when a man approached, stabbed him in the upper thigh and then ran off.

Witnesses told police who the suspect was.

The victim, a 32-year-old man from Alberta, was taken by ambulance to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital where he received numerous stitches to close the wound in his thigh and was released later that morning.

The suspect, a 35-year-old man from Cedar, consulted with a lawyer before he turned himself over to police Monday afternoon.

He was released on a promise to appear at Nanaimo provincial court Sept. 16.