Vancouver police have killed a man they suspected of attempting to rob a Canadian Tire store after he stabbed an employee and a police officer multiple times.
Police were called to the East Vancouver store near Grandview Hwy and Rupert Street just after 3 pm on Thursday, after reports of a robbery in progress.
In a release, Sgt. Brian Montague said upon arriving at the scene police confronted the suspect, who was fleeing the store after allegedly stabbing an employee.
As police tried to arrest him, he stabbed an officer several times, said Montague. Police shot the suspect, who dies at the scene, he said.
Both the police officer and the Canadian Tire employee have been taken to hospital and are both in a stable condition, said Montague.
The Independent Investigations Office has been notified.