Officers stated it occurred simply earlier than 2 p.m. PT on Saturday on the Lynn Valley department, on 1277 Lynn Valley Street, which is a part of an area procuring centre.
Amy Robertson of B.C. Emergency Well being Companies stated six sufferers had been taken to hospital. She stated 11 ambulances and two supervising autos had been deployed to the scene. Robertson wasn’t capable of launch particulars on the circumstances of the sufferers.
Police stated in a tweet that there solely seems to have been one suspect and that there isn’t a ongoing menace to the general public, however stated they’re nonetheless on the lookout for potential extra victims.
Officers are additionally searching for for witnesses to the incident, who ought to name 604-985-1311.
<a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ALERT?src=hash&ref_src=twsrcpercent5Etfw”>#ALERT</a>: informing the general public of a number of victims stabbed inside & exterior <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/LynnValley?src=hash&ref_src=twsrcpercent5Etfw”>#LynnValley</a> Library. One suspect in custody. Seems this was a lone suspect. No ongoing menace to public. We’re nonetheless on the lookout for potential extra victims. Any witnesses please name us at 604-985-1311
Justin Prasad, who works at a credit score union throughout the road from the library, informed CBC Information that he noticed the suspect arrested by police and brought away in an ambulance. He stated it appeared that the officers might have shot the suspect with rubber bullets.
“The response from the police was super,” Prasad stated. “I’ve by no means seen so many cops in a single space.”
The District of North Vancouver stated in a tweet that the library is closed for the remainder of the day and requested individuals to keep away from the world.
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