Nanaimo police investigate the stabbing death of a man in Maffeo Sutton Park

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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.