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Saanich police arrest man wanted in connection with stabbing and attempted abduction last night

Dec 04 2012
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Saanich police confirm they have arrested a man and seized a U-Haul van wanted in connection with an attempted abduction and stabbing Monday night.

Around 6:30 p.m. police were called to a home on De Sousa Place in Gordon Head by neighbours who heard screaming.

They found a woman who was stabbed and the victim of an attempted abduction. She was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Police went on the hunt for the suspect, who was said to be driving a 2012 Ford Econoline U-Haul van, which had been reported stolen from a Victoria shopping mall earlier in the day.

Saanich police issued a warning to the public about the suspect and made an appeal for information via social media and media outlets.

Late Monday night the suspect was found and arrested in the same area of Gordon Head.  He remains in Saanich police custody, Staff Sgt. Andy Walsh confirmed.

The investigation continues.

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