04/30/2015 02:42 EDT | Updated 06/30/2015 05:59 EDT

West Vancouver Teen Investigated For Attempted Murder After Attack On Family

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WEST VANCOUVER, B.C. - Police say a 16-year-old West Vancouver resident is being investigated for attempted murder after a violent attack on a family member Tuesday.

Officers say the severe assault left the victim with many bruises and abrasions and apparently involved a weapon.

Police say the male suspect was arrested at an apartment shortly after the attack.

The victim, who is expected to fully recover, was able to escape with the help of a friend and was brought to police headquarters.

Several charges are being recommended against the suspect including attempted murder, assault with a weapon and uttering threats.

The suspect's identity has not been revealed because of his age, but police say he is expected to undergo a psychiatric examination before a court appearance set for Friday.


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