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Man recovering after stabbing

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A Burnaby man is recovering in hospital after being stabbed several times Sunday night.

Burnaby RCMP and ambulance crews were called to an apartment in the 7100-block of Fulton Avenue in the Edmonds area shortly after 11 p.m., said Burnaby RCMP Staff Sgt. Major John Buis.

The 52-year-old victim was stabbed multiple times in the back and buttocks somewhere around Boundary Road, said Buis, stressing it was "not a random act."

He then managed to drive himself home before emergency crews were called.

Police don't believe the injuries are life-threatening. The man is cooperating with police but English is not his first language, making communication difficult, Buis said.

"It's unusual for somebody who's the victim to drive themselves home. It indicates it might not have been that serious, but he did end up in the hospital."

As of Monday, investigators were still planning to interview the man again. So far, what information police have to work with is "pretty vague."

There may have been more than one attacker involved, and they were apparently  disguised in some way, but there is not much to go on in terms of suspect descriptions.

"He appears to have known them or they knew him," Buis said.

"We've got to talk to more witnesses and we've got to get more information from the [victim]. It is an ongoing investigation."

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