A 20-year-old is in police custody after a 64-year-old man was stabbed Tuesday morning in the 900 block of Cumberland Road in Courtenay.
Around 10:45 a.m., Comox Valley RCMP received a 9-1-1 call for an assault with a weapon. Officers attended and found the man suffering from a stab wound.
The victim was transported to a local area hospital by the BC Ambulance Services for treatment of life-threatening injuries. He was later airlifted to a larger hospital for emergency surgery.
The investigation led members to a residence on Edgett Road in Courtenay, where the 20-year-old was arrested and taken into custody without incident.
The investigation is ongoing. The Comox Valley RCMP are asking that any witnesses to this event to please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)