North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP investigating two unrelated assault with weapon incidents

North Cowichan/Duncan

2024-01-03 14:03 PST

File # 2023-20653é2023-20592

The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Detachment is investigating after two separate stabbing incidents, which occurred on December 28th and 29th, 2023.

File # 2023-20592

The first assault occurred on December 28th, 2023, at 6 p.m., when frontline officers were called to a business in the 119 block of the Trans Canada Highway for a report of a stabbing.

When police arrived, they found an 18-year-old man tended to by a witness. The man was taken to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

The assault occurred during an altercation between the victim and the suspect.

Witnesses described the suspect as a Caucasian, male 5’7 tall, brown/blonde coloured hair, wearing a black toque, black puffy jacket, fleeing the scene. The suspect is possibly known by the name Keenan.

File # 2023-20653

The second assault occurred just after 7:20 p.m., on December 29th, 2023, when frontline officers responded to a report of an assault at the Tim Hortons on 166 Trunk Road, Duncan, BC.

Witnesses reported seeing several people instigating a physical altercation with another man outside the store, with one of the suspects possibly having yielded a knife.

When officers arrived, all suspects had departed the scene. No victims were identified or located.

Officers are continuing their investigation into both incidents.

Both incidents are believed to be separate and isolated, with no risk to the public.

The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are continuing to investigate both assaults and are looking for further witnesses to come forward. If you have any information, you’re encouraged to contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522. 

Released by

Cpl. James Grandy
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
Office: 250-460-2398

Email: james.grandy@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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