Nanaimo police were initially called to the report of a group of youths who were intimidating a security guard along the waterfront in downtown Nanaimo on Sept 5th at approximately 11:30pm. Police said the security guard was not injured.
While continuing their foot patrols police located a 29-year old man suffering from a stab wound and his friend who had been pepper sprayed. The stabbing victim was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.
As a result of the investigation police located and arrested a 19-year-old man nearby without incident. With the assistance of Police Dog Services, a 17-year-old male was also located a short time later.