Nanaimo Mounties investigate alleged abduction, assault of 25-year-old man
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, December 28, 2018 8:34AM PST
NANAIMO, B.C. - Mounties in Nanaimo, B.C., say they're investigating the alleged abduction and assault of a 25-year-old man.
RCMP say the owner of a rural property south of Nanaimo called 911 early Thursday morning after finding a man tied up on his property with injuries consistent with an assault.
Mounties say the victim was taken to hospital, where he's receiving treatment for serious but non-life-threatening injuries. They say he told police that during his alleged abduction, one of the assailants was stabbed.
Police say a 30-year-old man arrived at the emergency ward with an upper body stab wound 30 minutes later, and he received treatment for the significant but not life-threatening injury.
Mounties say investigators tried to glean from the man how the injury occurred but he was not willing to co-operate, and he was later taken into police custody.
Const. Gary O'Brien says investigators are attempting to connect the two incidents, but at this time the investigation remains in the preliminary stages.