Serious assault in Cumberland

Comox Valley

2023-07-12 15:02 PDT

File # 2023-10480

One suspect has been arrested after a serious assault on the 3300-block of Third Street in Cumberland on July 5, 2023.

At approximately 12:00 p.m. frontline officers of the Comox Valley RCMP were called to the area after a report of an assault with a weapon. The victim sustained serious, potentially life-threatening injuries and was immediately taken to hospital for medical attention.

Frontline officers, accompanied by the Comox Valley RCMP Major Crime Unit, Street Crimes Unit, an Emergency Response Team member, and Municipal Traffic unit members all assisted with the incident. One suspect was swiftly identified; however, upon locating the individual, he fled on an ATV into a rural wooded area. Through an extensive search of the area, aided by Police Dog Services (Norco) and Air Services, the suspect was successfully apprehended.

Although the investigation is still ongoing, the evidence gathered thus far indicates that this was a targeted attack and there does not appear to be a risk to the general public, said Cst. Monika Terragni, Comox Valley RCMP Media Relations Officer.

The victim is still in hospital, in stable condition.

The suspect has been charged with multiple offences and remains in custody.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Comox Valley RCMP at (250) 338-1321.

Released by

Cst. Monika Terragni
Media Relations Officer
Comox Valley RCMP
800 Ryan Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 7T1
Office: 250-338-1321
Fax: 250-338-6781

Email: monika.terragni@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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