Follow-up: Abbotsford Police investigating forcible confinement and aggravated assault

ABBOTSFORD Police patrol officers were called to the 2300-block of Clearbrook Road on Thursday for reports of a man covered in blood fleeing from a house with his hands tied.
Officers located the man a short distance away suffering from serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. The male was transported by BC Ambulance Service and is receiving medical treatment.
There was conflicting information from witnesses, some of whom indicated that the suspects had returned to the home, while others said they had left the residence. To ensure there were no further victims and to identify the suspects, the home was contained as investigators tracked down known occupants, spoke to the victim and witnesses, and obtained a warrant.
Numerous Abbotsford Police units responded to this incident, including patrol, traffic and youth units, the Emergency Response Team, crisis negotiators, and the Lower Mainland District Police Dog Service Unit.
At 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, detectives obtained a warrant to search the residence. The Emergency Response Team utilized the Armoured Response Vehicle’s telescope ram to gain entry and the tactical robot and Lower Mainland District Police Dog Service team were utilized to conduct a preliminary search. No one was found in the residence.
The victim remains in hospital, recovering from his injuries. The motive behind this assault is not known at this time and detectives are continuing their investigation.
“There are many social media posts from those who witnessed this incident at its onset. We are asking anyone who was in the area at the time of this incident, has CCTV, dashcam video or information about this investigation, to contact the Major Crime Unit at 604-859-5225,” said Sgt. Judy Bird.