Nelson Police Department officers responded to an emergency in the downtown core on Friday that saw a man suffering from puncture wounds to his chest.
When police officers arrived, the BC Ambulance Service was administering emergency medical aid to the middle-aged man in his rental suite.
“The officers immediately found that the circumstances were highly suspicious,” said Sgt. Brian Weber in a release issued by police earlier this week.
As officers began their investigation, the man was transported to Nelson hospital and then to Kelowna via air ambulance.
Investigators in Kelowna assisted and were able to help determine that the wounds were self-inflicted.
The man remains in hospital receiving treatment.