At least six people are injured after suspect stabs victims at Vancouver library 


One dead and at least six are injured in mass stabbing at Vancouver library before attacker ‘stabs HIMSELF and is arrested’

  • One person is dead and six people have died in a mass stabbing in Vancouver 
  • Police say ‘multiple victims’ were stabbed within and outside Lynn Valley Library, in North Vancouver on Saturday afternoon 
  • The suspect has been taken into custody and it is believed he acted alone, according to police. 

One person is dead and at least six people have been wounded in a mass stabbing at a Canadian library.  

Police say ‘multiple victims’ were stabbed within and outside Lynn Valley Library, in North Vancouver on Saturday afternoon.

At least six victims were taken to the hospital with stab wounds and and one person has been confirmed dead, Global News reported.  

The suspect has been taken into custody and it is believed he acted alone, according to police.  

First responders are seen outside the Lynn Valley Library, in North Vancouver, B.C. Saturday after multiple people were stabbed within and outside the building

First responders are seen outside the Lynn Valley Library, in North Vancouver, B.C. Saturday after multiple people were stabbed within and outside the building

Police say 'multiple victims' were stabbed within and outside Lynn Valley Library, in North Vancouver on Saturday afternoon

Police say ‘multiple victims’ were stabbed within and outside Lynn Valley Library, in North Vancouver on Saturday afternoon

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer speaks with a woman while sitting on the curb outside the Lynn Valley Library, in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer speaks with a woman while sitting on the curb outside the Lynn Valley Library, in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday

At least six victims were taken to the hospital with stab wounds and and one person has been confirmed dead

At least six victims were taken to the hospital with stab wounds and and one person has been confirmed dead

Video taken on the scene, and posted on Twitter, shows the apparent attacker injuring himself with a knife before he’s swarmed with officers and arrested. 

‘I was in the library community room and just outside, suddenly, we hear yelling and everyone stopped and stared, everyone started running out the side door,’ witness Mary Craver told Global News.

‘I just started running too. We ran all the way to the mall.’ 

Ethan Jackson, who works at a dental office nearby, described hearing a woman scream then seeing a man lying on the ground outside covering his face, surrounded by blood. 

RCMP officers speak with a person inside the foyer at the Lynn Valley Library, in North Vancouver

RCMP officers speak with a person inside the foyer at the Lynn Valley Library, in North Vancouver

Eleven ambulances reported to the scene, plus two additional emergency vehicles, at the first reports of the stabbings

 Eleven ambulances reported to the scene, plus two additional emergency vehicles, at the first reports of the stabbings

People stand near an Royal Canadian Mounted Police vehicle blocking the road not far from the Lynn Valley Library, in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, March 27

People stand near an Royal Canadian Mounted Police vehicle blocking the road not far from the Lynn Valley Library, in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, March 27

Ethan Jackson, who works at a dental office nearby, described hearing a woman scream then seeing a man lying on the ground outside covering his face, surrounded by blood

Ethan Jackson, who works at a dental office nearby, described hearing a woman scream then seeing a man lying on the ground outside covering his face, surrounded by blood

Another witness, who only gave his name as Steve, said he saw a woman with a seven-year-old boy who had multiple knife wounds and was ‘bleeding profusely.’

Eleven ambulances reported to the scene, plus two additional emergency vehicles, at the first reports of the stabbings. 

Mayor of District of North Vancouver, Mike Little, praised the ‘quick action and excellent teamwork’ of the emergency services and sent ‘our very best wishes to the victims and their families, who were just out on their regular Saturday business.’ 

‘Lynn Valley and the whole District of North Vancouver is a close-knit, quiet community. An incident like this is deeply upsetting when it happens in the community we love,’ Little said.  

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