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Update: Witnesses Assist Stabbing Victim

One man remains in hospital and a youth is in-custody following a stabbing last night in East Vancouver.

A fight broke out on a BC Transit bus around 9 p.m. before spilling out onto Commercial Drive near Venables. The 15-year-old suspect allegedly stabbed the victim before a witness was able to intervene and take control of the suspect. Additional witnesses in the area called police and provided first aid to the victim until paramedics arrived.

The victim, a 32-year-old Vancouver man, remains in hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect remains in police custody.

Anyone who may have information about this assault, and has not yet spoken with police, is asked to call the VPD’s Major Crime Section at 604.717.2541 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477.