Three people stabbed multiple times in North Saanich home

All three have been taken to hospital and are in critical condition. A suspect is in custody.

Three people are in serious condition in hospital after each was stabbed multiple times in what police called a volatile situation at a home in North Saanich on Friday.

Sidney-North Saanich RCMP was alerted by a 911 call stating that several people had been injured by a person who was still in the residence on the 10000 block of Derrick Road in North Saanich.

Police forcibly entered the house and discovered three people who had been stabbed multiple times, the RCMP said on Saturday.

The man they believe is responsible was on the scene and was arrested without incident, police said. “Responding officers relied on their training and de-escalation skills to take this highly agitated and violent individual into custody.

“I am grateful that all first responders acted in a professional manner to bring this very unstable situation to a safe end,” said Cpl. Andres Sanchez, spokesperson for Sidney-North Saanich RCMP.

RCMP performed first aid for the victims until it was determined that the site was safe enough for BC Ambulance ambulance personnel.

The injuries of all three victims were so serious that they were taken to hospital. They are expected to survive their injuries.

All three were in serious but stable condition as of Saturday afternoon, police said.

There is no danger to the public and at this stage of the investigation it is believed that the arrested man is known to the victims and that this was an isolated incident, police said.

The man who was arrested at the scene is still in custody.

Derrick Road is located in the Deep Cove area of ​​North Saanich. The 10000 block consists of larger, half-acre single-family homes to the west and a five-acre lot with a house on the east side of the road. The area is largely forested and properties are valued at $1 million plus.

cjwilson@timescolonist.com

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