Mounties are searching for a suspect after a man was viciously stabbed more than a dozen times in a Dairy Queen parking lot in Surrey Monday night.
Investigators believe the 38-year-old victim, who is known to police, was stabbed during a fight outside the fast food restaurant on 152nd Street and 91st Avenue around 10:30 p.m.
Cpl. Bert Paquet said by the time Mounties arrived at the scene, everyone was gone – including the victim.
“We had a report of a large fight involving several people. Our officers attended immediately but found nobody,” Paquet said.
A short time later, about a block from the scene, first responders were flagged down and led to the stabbing victim.
He was taken to hospital where he remained in serious but stable condition Tuesday.
Paquet said the level of violence was especially concerning because the Dairy Queen was still open to the public.
“It’s still a busy area at that time of night, definitely something we take seriously,” Paquet said. “We are looking to speak with anyone with information about this case.”
The victim was unconscious all Tuesday morning and investigators haven’t yet had a chance to interview him.
Police said the unidentified man has a history of violence, and are not sure how cooperative he will be.