03/08/2014 05:14 EST | Updated 05/08/2014 05:59 EDT

Man in custody following an attack on occupant of Qualicum beach residence

QUALICUM BEACH, B.C. - Vancouver Island RCMP are recommending charges of attempted murder after a man was attacked in his Qualicum Beach residence.

Officers say a 44-year-old man who was known to the victim is in custody and expected to make his first court appearance on Monday.

Police say officers and paramedics responded to emergency calls and found a 66-year-old man suffering from serious injuries Friday afternoon.

Officers say Port Alberni RCMP found the suspect's unoccupied vehicle later that day and used dogs to track him down.

No other details have been released.