VANCOUVER, British Columbia: A man made a stab Saturday in and around a library, killing a woman and injuring six others in the north Vancouver, British Columbia, the authorities said.
Sgt Frank Jang of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said a suspect was in custody. He said the man was in his twenties and had interacted with police in the past.
Jang said officials did not yet have information on a motive.
A 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 100 meters of each other, he said.
“There was a man, there was an older woman, there was a younger woman, a mom, a random bunch of people in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Mossop said.
It looked like he was just running in one direction, anyone in his path had fallen victim, Mossop said of the forward.
On Twitter, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair expressed his shock and sadness over the incident, calling it a “senseless act of violence.”