One dead, several injured in stabbing incident at Vancover area library: police

1 dead, several stabbed at the Library of Canada;  Suspect arrested

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) say “several victims” were stabbed


One person died and several others were injured in a stabbing at a public library in an affluent Vancouver suburb on Saturday, and a suspect, who apparently acted alone, has been taken into custody.

Canada Global News reported a death, citing homicide police, who were not immediately available to confirm. No details were provided.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said “several victims” were stabbed inside and outside the North Vancouver library and that a suspect was in custody.

It “appears to be a single suspect,” the RCMP said on Twitter, adding that they were still looking for “potential additional victims”.

Amy Robertson of the British Columbia Emergency Health Services said six people were taken to hospital and she was unable to release details of their condition, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp reported earlier (CBC ).

“We were in the car … and there was a woman right next to her car with a 7 year old boy, several stab wounds and heavy bleeding … She said it was a random dagger that was running down the street, “a witness who gave his name as Steve told Canada Global News.

North Vancouver is a rather quiet and affluent suburb with about 85,000 residents on the north side of Burrard Inlet, Vancouver’s main port. In 2019, North Vancouver was ranked 10th on Maclean’s magazine’s list of richest Canadian communities with an average household net worth of nearly C $ 2 million.

Two bridges and a ferry link North Vancouver to the city of Vancouver. North Vancouver is also a popular destination for hiking and skiing, with part of the North Shore Mountain Range within its limits.

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