File # 11-31288
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Victoria BC – In what appears to be a drug deal gone wrong, a 60-year old man was stabbed downtown Monday night.
The stabbing took place on the corner of Quadra and Yates Streets and the suspect was arrested within minutes. A 31-year old woman of no fixed address was arrested on the 900 block of Pandora.
The two parties were known to each other. The reason for the argument is unknown, but police believe it involved drugs.
Police were called to the 7-Eleven at Quadra and Yates Streets at approximately 11:45 p.m. for a report of a male inside who was bleeding profusely from a wound in his abdomen. Officers arrived and immediately started first aid on the man. During that time officers were able to get a description of the assailant and radioed this to other members in the area.
A woman, matching the description given, was spotted a short time later in the 900-block of Pandora. She was arrested without incident by patrol members and transported to jail.
Paramedics soon arrived and transported the man to the hospital for treatment. His injuries are described as serious by not life threatening.
The woman was charged with assault with a weapon and was held for morning court.