Police investigate unprovoked attack
A 30 year old Duncan man suffered a cut to his hand after he was attacked at knifepoint.
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP say the unprovoked attack happened last Thursday just before midnight at Cairnsmore and Cavell Streets.
Corporal Krista Hobday says the victim was able to fight off his attacker….
The suspect is described as having a very round face, shaggy shoulder length dark hair, he was wearing a flat brimmed hat that was flipped up and a dark blue or grey jacket.
He is about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds.
Police say the victim reported the man appeared to be intoxicated at the time of the attack.
Anyone who may have seen something is being asked to call the North Cowichan/Duncan detachment at 250-748-5522, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
The incident comes just before a community meeting about safety issues in the area.
Parents and other area stakeholders will be meeting at Duncan United Church tonight (Mon).
The information night is one of several being planned in response to the ongoing concerns regarding safety in the Beverly Alexander neighbourhood.
The meeting aims to bring parents and other organizations, including the School District, RCMP, Warmland House, the Cowichan Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, and government together to talk about the services in the neighbourhood and to make sure parents have accurate information.
It starts at 7.