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Nanaimo RCMP looking for witnesses to ‘vicious assault’

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for witnesses to what they’re calling a ‘vicious assault’ in the downtown core this week.

The incident happened just before 6:30 pm on Thursday evening near the intersection of Bastion Street and Wallace Street.

Police were not specific in exactly what happened, but did say a 38-year-old man sustained serious life-threatening injuries and was sent to Nanaimo hospital. He later needed to be airlifted to Victoria for more care.

Police were able to locate the suspect and take him into custody without incident, where he remains.

If you have any information, including a dashcam video of what happened, you’re asked to call Nanaimo RCMP on their non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

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