It was a busy 24 hours for Metro Vancouver’s police forces with officers deployed to deal with a large fire on Granville Street and West 49th Avenue as well as three major stabbing incidents. However, the incidents are not believed to be connected.
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Service halted on Canada Line following Bridgeport Station stabbing
Yesterday evening at 6:35 p.m., Transit Police responded to reports of a stabbing incident at Bridgeport Station. The suspect made an attempt to flee the scene by entering the platform level and walking on the tracks.
It prompted Canada Line operators to initiate a systemwide hold. The man was quickly apprehended and service resumed after a 10-minute delay. The victim was sent to hospital in stable condition.
Some service disruptions continued until 7:40 p.m. due to the police incident. Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact Richmond RCMP.
Commercial Drive stabbing
Vancouver Police responded to a call that someone had been stabbed on Commercial Drive near East 6th Avenue.
Officers arrived to the scene at approximately 7:15 p.m. yesterday and found a man with a serious stab wound. He was rushed to hospital where he remains in stable condition.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.
Portside Pub stabbing
Early Saturday morning at approximately 3:15 a.m., Vancouver Police were called to Portside Pub on Alexander Street near Carall Street in Gastown.
Police were responding to reports that two men had been stabbed.
When officers arrived, they found a pair of men men with serious stab wounds. Both men were taken to hospital for treatment.
Detectives from the Vancouver Police Major Crime Section have been called in and the investigation is ongoing.
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