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Default One dead and five wounded in stabbing at Vancouver library, suspect in custody

One dead and five wounded in stabbing at Vancouver library, suspect in custody

By Reuters


"We believe we have the lone suspect in custody ... Obviously the question is why did this happen," Sgt. Frank Jang said.



Emergency personnel respond to a crime scene after multiple people were stabbed at a public library in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on March 27, 2021.Jennifer Gauthier / Reuters
March 28, 2021, 8:28 AM CST
/ Source: Reuters

NORTH VANCOUVER, Canada - One woman was killed and five others were wounded in a stabbing at a public library located near a busy shopping area of a Vancouver suburb on Saturday, and police said they had the lone suspect in custody.
The attack occurred in the early afternoon and investigators appealed for witnesses, especially those who had shot videos that later posted on social media.
"We have six victims who sustained stab wounds. We have a victim who has sadly succumbed to injuries. That victim is a woman," Sgt. Frank Jang, of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, said in a news conference broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
"We believe we have the lone suspect in custody ... Obviously the question is why did this happen," Jang told reporters standing in front of the library where the attack occurred.
One witness, Steve Mossop, said he and his partner stopped in traffic when they saw a bloodied woman who told them she had just been stabbed. They then saw several victims within about 100 yards of each other, he said.
“There was a man, there was an older woman, there was a younger woman, a mom — a random group of individuals in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Mossop said.
“It seemed like he was just running in a direction, whoever was in his path happened to be victimized,″ Mossop said of the attacker.
No further details of the victims were provided.
Video from the scene appeared to show a man injuring himself with a knife before being taken into police custody.
While there was no report on his condition, Jang said that the suspect has a criminal record.
"My heart is in North Vancouver tonight," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Twitter. "Know that all Canadians are keeping you in our thoughts and wishing a speedy recovery to the injured."

The Associated Press contributed.




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