According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in North Vancouver, one suspect has been taken into custody. His motives remain unclear. Police have continued to look for additional victims.
Multiple victims were taken to the hospital after a stabbing attack in North Vancouver on Saturday, accrording to the North Vancouver RCMP department.
Local media, citing emergency health services, reported that six people were hospitalized after the attack.
Police said that one male suspect has been taken into custody, and he appeared to have acted alone. The department also outlined that there was no ongoing threat to the public.
“One suspect in custody. Appears this was a lone suspect. No ongoing threat to public. We are still looking for potential additional victims. Any witnesses please call us at 604-985-1311”, North Vancouver RCMP said.
A video allegedly showing the moment the police arrested the suspect was shared online, showing officers apprehending a man who holds what appears to be a knife.
The incident took place outside the Lynn Valley Library, with police reportedly responding to reports of a stabbing “just after 1:45 p.m. [local time]”.