The suspect of a random, violent stabbing on the Nanaimo waterfront Wednesday made his first appearance in provincial court in Nanaimo Friday, March 29, and will remain in custody until his next court appearance, scheduled for April 11. Photo submitted

Suspect in violent Nanaimo stabbing makes first court appearance

Suspect in stabbing on Harbourfront Walkway remains in custody until next court appearance April 11

The youth arrested in connection with a stabbing at Maffeo Sutton Park in Nanaimo will be held in custody until his next court appearance April 11.

The suspect, who cannot be identified because of his age, appeared in provincial court in Nanaimo on Friday, March 29.

The 17-year-old was arrested following an incident on the Harbourfront Walkway in Maffeo Sutton Park at about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday when he allegedly attacked a 30-year-old woman with a knife, stabbing her multiple times. He was restrained by five bystanders.



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