UPDATE: One in custody after double stabbing in Chilliwack

Hope RCMP arrest 40-year-old from Maple Ridge area near Jones Lake

Two victims were sent to hospital late Thursday night after a double stabbing at a townhouse complex downtown Chilliwack.

A 40-year-old man from the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows area was arrested by the Hope RCMP near Jones Lake and remains in custody.

Emergency crews responded to reports of the stabbing at a unit in the 45300-block of Hodgins Avenue at 11:50 p.m. on Jan. 10.

Chilliwack RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Mike Rail confirmed two victims were located with non-life threatening stab wounds.

One victim was transported to Chilliwack General Hospital while the second one was taken to Royal Columbian Hospital.

RCMP officer at scene advised witness Shane MacKichan that they were looking for an armed suspect in the area.

Rail said Friday that General Investigation Support Team (GIST) investigators supported by Ridge Meadows RCMP located the suspect in the Jones Lake area where he was arrested by the Hope RCMP.

Police believe the stabbings were targeted.

“The timely arrest of the suspect was a direct result of RCMP Detachments working together during a multi-jurisdictional investigation,” Rail said.

• RELATED: Stabbing leads to early morning police presence in Harrison

• RELATED: Chilliwack man charged with attempted murder for pre-Christmas stabbing


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