Woman recovering in Nanaimo hospital after being chased and stabbed in Bowser

Incident took place early Tuesday, Nov. 14

A female stabbing victim was sent to hospital and RCMP arrested a 22-year-old man after an argument escalated to violence in Bowser early Tuesday morning, Nov. 14.

The victim was taken to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, where she is recovering from serious by non-life threatening injuries, Oceanside RCMP reported in a news release.

Police received “multiple” 911 calls at approximately 6:15 a.m. Nov. 14, with callers reporting an alleged stabbing. RCMP said their investigation determined that a 31-year-old woman was driving in a vehicle with a male passenger when the two got into an argument.

The man then reportedly produced a knife and stabbed the driver, RCMP said. The woman was able to escape the vehicle, but the suspect chased her and stabbed her “several more times” as she attempted to run to safety.

Police did not specify whether the vehicle was in motion or still in the roadway at the time of the initial stabbing.

At 6:40 a.m., Oceanside RCMP arrested the 22-year-old suspect without incident at his Bowser residence. He was held in custody pending a court appearance Nov. 15 in Nanaimo Provincial Court.

The female victim received immediate care by B.C. Ambulance and Fire personnel. She was taken to Nanaimo General Hospital where she is recovering from serious but non-life threatening injuries.

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