The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) confirmed that one woman was killed after a horrific stabbing spree in North Vancouver on Saturday afternoon.
In a statement, IHIT said just before 1:40 pm, North Vancouver RCMP received a report that multiple people were stabbed at the Lynn Valley Library.
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Officers arrived on scene and found multiple victims suffering from stab wounds in the library. Six people were taken to hospital.
“Sadly, one woman has succumbed to her injuries,” stated IHIT. Police arrested one man who remains in custody. IHIT is now conducting the investigation alongside North Vancouver RCMP.
Video posted to social media showed police surrounding a man in the street outside of the suburban library.
There is no ongoing threat to the public, IHIT said.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded to the horrific stabbing spree, saying his “heart is in North Vancouver.”
“To everyone affected by this violent incident in Lynn Valley, know that all Canadians are keeping you in our thoughts and wishing a speedy recovery to the injured.
BC Premier John Horgan said on Twitter he was “devastated by the news of the attack.”
“To the victims and their families, all of BC is with you and the North Van community tonight,” he said.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at [email protected]. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).