Woman stabbed, man arrested nearby in Nanaimo

One woman hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injury; man arrested and charged

Police in Nanaimo are investigating a stabbing that resulted in a woman being taken to hospital and a male suspect arrested.

According to police, the incident happened Wednesday at about 2 a.m. at a home on Glenayr Drive.

Officers attending the scene learned that a man allegedly tried to rob the victim of an undisclosed sum of cash, then produced a knife and stabbed the victim when she resisted.

B.C. Paramedics took the 28-year-old woman to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The male suspect fled the scene, but police located him nearby and took him into custody without incident and allegedly found several knives on him upon his arrest. Michael Hansen, 31, of Nanaimo, has been charged with assault with a weapon, robbery and uttering death threats.

Hansen was held in custody and appeared in provincial court in Nanaimo on Wednesday. Later that day, he was released from custody with his next court appearance set for July 21 in Nanaimo provincial court.

Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, said people charged with crimes are often being released until their next court appearance because of the risk of COVID-19 infection they might encounter in custody.

“The courts decided that, regardless of the incident, he was going to be released,” O’Brien said.

READ ALSO: Nanaimo suspects arrested after alleged break-and-enter at Horne Lake



photos@nanaimobulletin.com
Like us on
Facebook and follow us on Twitter

crime

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

When crisis hits: How West Shore RCMP have dealt with the pandemic

More front-line officers on road in mobile offices

Sidney staff recommends additional outdoor seating for restaurants and cafes

Report before council also leaves open possibility of closing a portion of Beacon Avenue

French fries to juicy tomatoes, rock art brings joy to walkers in Victoria

James Bay yard filled with painted rocks delights all ages

‘Depression-era’ unemployment figures could hit Greater Victoria

South Island Prosperity Project launches new dashboard to measure effects of COVID-19

Langford bartender hosts singalong livestream for seniors

Live Senior Singalong takes place daily at 1 p.m. on Facebook

LIVE: Procession to honour Snowbirds Capt. Jennifer Casey comes to Halifax

Snowbirds service member died in a crash in Kamloops one week ago

RCMP facing ‘systemic sustainability challenges’ due to provincial policing role

Provinces, territories and municipalities pay anywhere from 70 to 90 per cent of the cost of the RCMP’s services

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

One man dead after standoff with Chilliwack RCMP

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating the RCMP’s role in the death

B.C. employers worry about safety, cash flow, second wave in COVID-19 restart

A survey found 75 per cent of businesses worry about attracting customers

Ex-BC Greens leader Andrew Weaver says province came close to early election

Disagreement centred on the LNG Canada project in northern B.C.

Canada’s NHL teams offer options to season-ticket holders

Canadian teams are offering refunds, but also are pushing a number of incentives to let them keep the money

B.C. premier says lessons to learn from past racism during response to pandemic

B.C. formally apologized in the legislature chamber in 2008 for its role in the Komagata Maru tragedy

Snowbirds to remain at Kamloops Airport indefinitely after fatal crash

small contingent of the Snowbirds team is staying in Kamloops, acting as stewards of the jets

Most Read