New Westminster officers arrest suspect after stabbing in a residence

NEW Westminster Police responded to a 9-1-1 call coming from a residence in the Brow of the Hill neighbourhood at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Officers located someone suffering from multiple stab wounds.

After removing the victim from the home and placing them in the care of BC Ambulance, officers located a suspect inside the home. The suspect fled the scene, but was safely taken into custody by the officers a short distance away.

“Our Major Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Services members are currently interviewing witnesses and examining the crime scene,” said Inspector Andrew Perry. “I’d like to thank all first responders involved in this file. This was a dangerous situation for everyone involved.”

This incident is not believed to be a random attack or gang-related. The New Westminster Police Department asks anyone who witnessed the incident to speak to one of its investigators by calling the Major Crime Unit at 604-529-2430.