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16 year old girl stabbed in Nanaimo

A 16 year old girl is in hospital with life-threatening injuries, and a young man is jail after a stabbing early this morning in Nanaimo.

Nanaimo RCMP say around 12:30am they had several 911 calls reporting an assault in the 3300 block of Fairway Crescent.

One witness told police he heard someone scream for help and saw a man run off.

A dog team was brought in and around an hour later a suspect was arrested.

The 16 year old girl, who police say is from Port McNeill, was rushed to Nanaimo Regional General where she had emergency surgery.

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Constable Gary O’Brien of Nanaimo RCMP says, “This was not a random attack. These two individuals knew each other and investigators will closely examine the relationship that existed between the two prior to this incident. “

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