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Grouse Mountain stabbing suspect arrested in North Vancouver

11/13/2013 07:15 EST | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST
North Vancouver RCMP has arrested a 26-year-old man in connection to an unprovoked stabbing on Grouse Mountain last week.

Police say the man, who is known to police, was arrested at his home without incident and remains in police custody. In a press release issued Wednesday, police say tips from the public helped lead them to the arrest.

The incident happened on the evening of Nov. 5, when a 59-year-old Vancouver man was stabbed – without provocation -- while crossing paths with a stranger on the B.C. Mountaineering Club trail, which runs adjacent to the Grouse Grind.

The attacker fled, and the victim made his way down the trail until he came across a group of hikers who provided first aid and contacted police.

The victim was transferred to Lions Gate Hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. 

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