One arrested after fatal stabbing in Duncan

A 46-year-old Duncan man is in police custody after a fatal stabbing in Duncan in the early-morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 14.

A 46-year-old Duncan man is in police custody after a fatal stabbing in Duncan in the early-morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Officers from the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment were called to a home at approximately 3:50 a.m. after a report that a man had been stabbed.

Police found a 44-year-old man suffering from several stab wounds to the upper body.

The man was transported to the Cowichan District Hospital in serious condition and later succumbed to his injuries.

The suspect was arrested at the scene and police are continuing their investigation into the fatal stabbing, and the home remains behind police tape at this time.

No charges have yet been laid and the name of the suspect has not been released.

RCMP spokesman Kurtis Bosness said the incident doesn’t appear to be a random act and that the victim is a former Island resident who was known to the suspect.

“At this time, our investigators remain on the scene and there is considerable work yet to be done to ensure that all available evidence related to this crime is gathered,” he said.

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit and North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are investigating.