One suspect has been arrested for aggravated assault following an altercation between two men on Gabriola Island.
According to Gabriola Island RCMP, police responded to a report of an assault with a weapon at a rural residence on South Road at about 7 p.m. Sunday, April 3.
The victim was taken to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital to be treated for serious, but non life-threatening injuries. The suspect was located on Gabriola Island a short time later and arrested for aggravated assault and was later released under conditions that included he not go to Gabriola Island.
“They’re in their 70s. They know each other,” said Cpl. Jordan Mullen of the Gabriola Island RCMP.
Mullen said he believed the victim was released from hospital Monday morning, April 4, but would not comment on what kind of weapon was used in the alleged assault.
Gabriola RCMP say the incident was isolated and there is no danger to the public.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Gabriola RCMP detachment or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.