Yesterday afternoon just after 2pm, Saanich Police were called to a residence in the 3400 block of Bethune ave for reports of a stabbing.

Upon arriving, Patrol officers were met with a male who had been stabbed multiple times. The victim was being treated by other bystanders.

The area was secured by Patrol officers and Saancih Police Detectives were called to the scene. A search warrant was conducted and the weapon was recovered. The residence was released back to the owners just before 4am Monday morning.

The suspect was found in the residence where the altercation occurred and was arrested without incident. Both the victim and the suspect are known to each other but are not directly related.

The victim, a 35 year old,  was taken to hospital by way of BCAS and underwent life saving surgery last evening. He remains in hospital in stable condition today.

The suspect, a 28 year old Victoria resident, has been held in custody to appear in Victoria Provincial Court. He has been identified as Nathan Maxwell Lafortune.

No other person is being sought by the Saanich Police in releation to this investigation.

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