Man stabbed during fight at Abbotsford home

An Abbotsford man is in hospital undergoing surgery after he was stabbed this morning (Tuesday) during a fight at a home in the 33900 block of Old Yale Road.

Police crime tape marks off the scene of a stabbing on Old Yale Road early Tuesday morning.

Police crime tape marks off the scene of a stabbing on Old Yale Road early Tuesday morning.



An altercation between two roommates resulted in one of them being stabbed in the abdomen early Tuesday morning, while the other has been charged.

The 46-year-old victim was airlifted to hospital, where he is in stable condition and recovering from emergency surgery.

Const. Ian MacDonald said he did not know the nature of the dispute between the victim and his 49-year-old roommate who live at 33992 Old Yale Rd.

A third resident, living downstairs, and a guest heard the wounded man’s screams for help and called 911.

Police arrested the assailant and will be recommending charges of aggravated assault.

MacDonald said gangs and drugs are not related to the incident.

“This looks like an internal conflict in that residence.”

Michael McLean, 49, has bee charged with aggravated assault. He has no prior criminal record, according to the provincial court database.

MacDonald said the tenants are fairly new to the home and have no connections to an incident at that residence a year ago.

Last April, an RCMP bomb squad was called to the home after a small fire was reported outside the basement door.

Investigators found a fuse, several feet long, and accelerant around the door. A neighbour had heard a blast and alerted the sleeping occupants when the fire was in its early stages.

Police said at the time that the damage could have been much worse, but they believed there had been a slight malfunction in the device.