Stabbing in downtown New Westminster

ON Sunday at approximately 2 a.m., the New Westminster Police Department received a report of a stabbing at the Paramount Gentleman’s Club in downtown New Westminster. Patrol officers located the victim and provided life-saving first aid until BC Ambulance arrived. The victim was transported to hospital where he received care for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Two suspects were located a short distance away. They were both safely arrested following a short foot pursuit. The New Westminster Police Department Major Crime Unit has assumed conduct of the investigation. The New Westminster Forensic Identification Section was called to process the scene.

“At this time, we believe this is an isolated incident,” said Sgt. Sanjay Kumar. “There may be additional witnesses to this assault that have yet to speak to police, and we are encouraging those people to come forward.”

The New Westminster Police Department asks anyone who witnessed the incident to speak to one of its investigators by calling 604-529-2430. Access to condominium parking in the downtown area remains open and traffic is no longer impacted.