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Suspect in custody after multiple people stabbed in North Vancouver, police say | CBC News

Police in North Vancouver said a suspect is in custody after multiple people were stabbed while either inside or outside a public library on Lynn Valley Road.

Officials said it happened just before 2 p.m. PT on Saturday at the Lynn Valley branch, on 1277 Lynn Valley Road, which is part of a local shopping centre.

Amy Robertson of B.C. Emergency Health Services said six patients were taken to hospital. She said 11 ambulances and two supervising vehicles were deployed to the scene. Robertson wasn’t able to release details on the conditions of the patients.

Police said in a tweet that there only appears to have been one suspect and that there is no ongoing threat to the public, but said they are still looking for potential additional victims.

Officers are also seeking for witnesses to the incident, who should call 604-985-1311.

Justin Prasad, who works at a credit union across the street from the library, told CBC News that he saw the suspect arrested by police and taken away in an ambulance. He said it appeared that the officers may have shot the suspect with rubber bullets.

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“The response from the police was tremendous,” Prasad said. “I’ve never seen so many cops in one area.”

The District of North Vancouver said in a tweet that the library is closed for the rest of the day and asked people to avoid the area.


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