Cedar stabbing suspect turns himself in

A 35-year-old male has turned himself in to police after an early-morning stabbing on Cedar Road July 14.

A 35-year-old male has turned himself  in to police after an early-morning stabbing on Cedar Road.

At approximately 51 minutes after midnight on Sat., July 14, the Nanaimo RCMP responded to a report of a male suffering a stab wound at the Wheatsheaf Pub in Cedar, according to a press release from the RCMP.

Police say the victim had been standing outside of the Wheatsheaf Pub when a male suspect approached him and stabbed his upper thigh.

The suspect then fled the area on foot.

Witnesses provided the name of the suspect to police.

The victim, a 32-year-old male from Alberta, was taken by ambulance to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for treatment.

He received numerous stitches to his thigh and was released later that morning.

The suspect, a 35-year-old Cedar resident, turned himself in to the Nanaimo RCMP on Monday afternoon after consulting with a lawyer, according to the press release.

He was released on a Promise to Appear to appear in Nanaimo Provincial Court on Sept. 16.