A man is in custody after a stabbing incident on Dec. 12 at about 7:15 p.m., when a man tried to steal a woman’s purse at the Chahko-Mika Mall.
The woman’s partner “sustained a non-life threatening stab wound during the struggle,” according to a Nelson Police Department news release.
“The suspect fled prior to police arrival and the male victim was subsequently transported to hospital for additional treatment.”
On Dec. 13 police arrested a man who is now in custody awaiting a bail hearing, with recommended charges of robbery, assault causing bodily harm, and assault with a weapon.
The people involved in this matter are known to each other and police do not believe there is further risk to the greater public.