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Vancouver police arrest suspect in Gastown stabbing on Monday morning

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Vancouver police have arrested a suspect in connection with a Gastown stabbing early this morning. Photo: Police lights at night / Shutterstock

Vancouver police have arrested a suspect in connection with a Gastown stabbing early this morning. 

The 56-year-old victim called police around 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 25 and reported that he had been stabbed in the arm near the Gassy Jack statue at the entrance to Gastown, explains a release from the VPD. 

The suspect had allegedly run away down Water Street and was heading downtown.

VPD officers responded immediately and located the suspect a few blocks away. He was allegedly still in possession of a bloody knife. 

The suspect, a 47-year-old from Vancouver, was taken to jail. He faces assault and weapons charges.

The victim was treated in hospital and has a non-life-threatening injury.