The suspect in a break and enter in rural North Langley ended up having to be taken to hospital by air ambulance Monday.
The Langley RCMP is currently investigating a break and enter in the 10100 block of Allard Crescent.
Police were called shortly after 1 p.m. Sept. 22 when a tenant, accompanied by his friend, entered his home and came face-to-face with a male who had apparently broken into the residence.
â€œThe suspect had a large knife in his hand however the tenant was undeterred,â€ said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Marks.
The two men ended up in a physical altercation that moved down a set of stairs.
The suspect was stabbed in the leg and the tenant was stabbed in the hand during the fall.
â€œThe wounded suspect attempted to flee through the carport and steal a vehicle from the driveway belonging to the tenantâ€™s friend. He was unsuccessful as the tenant and the vehicleâ€™s owner pulled him from the vehicle,â€ Marks added.
Both the tenant and the suspect have been transported to hospital for treatment.
â€œInitially, the suspectâ€™s injury was thought to be life-threatening however he appears to have improved significantly since his arrival at the hospital,â€ Marks said.
The police investigation have found that it appears the suspect arrived at the residence on a motorbike stolen from Maple Ridge.
â€œFurther, a female, believed to be associated to the suspect, standing at the entrance to the property was arrested nearby,â€ she said.
The investigation continues as the RCMP figures out the charge recommendations that will be submitted to Crown counsel.