A man was taken to hospital by BC Ambulance on Wednesday, Jan 19 after a stabbing in downtown Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

A man was taken to hospital by BC Ambulance on Wednesday, Jan 19 after a stabbing in downtown Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

UPDATE: One person seriously injured in downtown stabbing by “unknown man” in Quesnel

Emergency services attended Safeway late Wednesday afternoon

UPDATE 12 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20:

A stabbing victim in downtown Quesnel was taken to hospital with serious injuries, say RCMP.

Police were called to assist BC Emergency Health Services Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 5:34 p.m. after being notified of a person in need of urgent medical attention.

According to an RCMP news release, it was reported that an adult man had been walking along the 400 block of Reid Street when he was confronted by an unknown man and stabbed.

“This could have ended much differently, and we ask that anyone who may have been in the area during this time to contact the police,” said Sgt. Richard Weseen.

Read More: Downtown assault leaves Quesnel man in critical condition

Original story 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19:

An apparent stabbing in Quesnel sent a man to hospital Wednesday, Jan. 19.

First responders rushed to the Safeway parking lot after 5:30 p.m.

The man told staff inside he had been stabbed.


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