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Suspect arrested following Upper Village stabbing

The man was caught after breaking into a Creekside residence later that afternoon, police say
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Whistler RCMP say a victim suffered minor injuries after being stabbed with a box cutter on Sept. 30, 2021.

A man was arrested late last month after entering a Whistler building and stabbing a staff member with a box cutter, according to Whistler RCMP.

Police were called to the 4500 block of Blackcomb Way at around 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30 after receiving reports of a male suspect entering a building while in possession of a box cutter, explained the RCMP in a release issued on Oct. 8.

RCMP officers responded immediately, but not before the man fled the scene, reportedly heading in the direction of Glacier Drive. Upon their arrival, police learned the suspect had approached a staff member and asked to use a computer before he stabbed the staff member in the stomach with the box cutter.

Whistler RCMP called a police dog services team to the scene, “but were unable to obtain a track” following the attack. 

“Thankfully the victim only suffered minor injuries and no one was seriously hurt,” said Whistler RCMP Cpl. Nate Miller in the release.

Later that afternoon, police were called to the scene of a break and enter in the 2000 block of Karen Crescent in Creekside, where RCMP reportedly noticed broken glass and bloody footprints. Upon entering the residence, police said they found a male suspect who matched the description of the man alleged to have carried out the box-cutter stabbing earlier that day.

Police arrested the man for breaking and entering and for assault with a weapon, according to the release.

Pique will update this story as more information becomes available.