British Columbia

Woman seriously injured after intervening in fight at UBC, police say

University RCMP say a woman was seriously hurt in an altercation Thursday afternoon at UBC’s Point Grey campus.

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Campus security at the University of British Columbia Police walk into the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing after a woman who tried to break up a fight was injured on Thursday. (Mike Zimmer/CBC)

RCMP say a woman was seriously injured after trying to break up a fight at the University of British Columbia's Point Grey campus on Thursday.

Police responded after receiving a report of an assault with a weapon in the basement of the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, located at 2424 Main Mall, around 4 p.m. PT. 

A statement from University RCMP said officers arrived to find a woman suffering serious but non life-threatening injuries after she intervened in a fight between a man and a woman. 

The woman was taken to hospital and is receiving treatment. 

University RCMP gather evidence at the entrance to the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing at UBC's Point Grey campus on Thursday night. (Mike Zimmer/CBC News )

Police said they weren't able to find the pair involved in the fight, but two people — a man and woman — were seen running from the area, separately. 

Police are looking for a man described as Asian, 6 feet tall, in his mid-twenties, with dark eyes and hair, a square face, a deep voice with a slight accent, and may have scratches on the right side of his face and neck. 

Police say they are looking for both a suspect and victim involved in an altercation at UBC's Centre for Advanced Wood Processing Thursday afternoon. (Mike Zimmer/CBC)

He was last seen wearing a black puffy jacket, dark jeans and white shoes. 

Anyone who witnessed the altercation or may have information on the incident is asked to call police at 604-224-1322.

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