A man has been charged with aggravated assault after a stabbing in Richmond on Wednesday (Nov. 16).
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Charges laid following Richmond stabbing
Published 10:20 PST, Fri November 18, 2022
A man has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault following a stabbing incident in Richmond earlier this week.
The incident happened just before 11 a.m. on Wednesday (Nov. 16). Richmond RCMP officers attended the 11000 block of No. 5 Road, near Steveston Highway, for two victims suffering from stab wounds at a business in the area.
Although the suspect had already left the area when police arrived, he was found just after noon and held in custody. Two counts of aggravated assault have since been laid against Andrew Patrick Weynes, who has been remanded and remains in custody.
“This type of violent attack has a huge impact not only on the employees at the business and their families but on the community as a whole,” says Staff Sgt. Gene Hsieh, Richmond RCMP major crimes unit commander. “We hope knowing a suspect has been charged and remanded in custody brings a sense of relief to those both directly and indirectly involved. We also want to thank every officer and police agency that assisted in identifying, locating, and arresting the suspect.”
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who has information regarding this file including dash camera footage or video surveillance, is asked to call Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 and quote file number 2022-31532.