Vancouver: man stabbed people in the library – one dead, five injured



In the Canadian metropolis of Vancouver, a man indiscriminately attacked people with a knife in a library on Saturday. The alleged perpetrator was arrested.

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This is where the knife attack took place: the public library in the Lynn Valley district of northern Vancouver.


One person was killed in the attack and at least five others were injured.

One person was killed in the attack and at least five others were injured.


One person was killed and at least five other people were injured in a knife attack in Vancouver. After the crime on Saturday in a library in the Canadian west coast metropolis, the alleged perpetrator was arrested, the police said. The investigators did not provide any information about the condition of the injured or the possible motive for the crime. A police spokesman called the attack “absolutely shocking”. According to an eyewitness, the perpetrator stabbed people indiscriminately.

The attack was carried out on Saturday afternoon in and around the public library. The police announced on the online service Twitter that the attacker was apparently a lone perpetrator. He was arrested.

Rescue workers initially spoke of six injured. Frank Jang of the Vancouver Criminal Investigation Department later said one of the injured had died. The identity of the victims has not yet been clarified. “It’s a shock for everyone, including the police themselves,” said Jang.

Perpetrator arrested

The Canadian broadcaster CTV showed a video of the attacker’s arrest. He apparently stabbed himself in the leg before collapsing and being arrested by several police officers.

An eyewitness had previously told the broadcaster CBS that the perpetrator had also been taken away in an ambulance after his arrest. The local police had shot him with rubber bullets.

Eyewitness Sheila Dyson told CTV that the attacker apparently did not know his victims, but stabbed people indiscriminately. Andrew Cocking, who lives around 500 meters from the library, told the AFP news agency that he saw rescue workers taking care of the injured. “It was sad, especially since one of the victims was apparently a child,” he said. “It’s sad that these people were in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

(AFP / scl)

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