A man in his 20s was arrested by Vancouver Police following two separate stabbing incidents in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood.
According to a release, at approximately 7:15 am today, police received a report of a stabbing in the area of the intersection of West 13th Avenue near Arbutus Street. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found a male victim in his late 20s with serious injuries, and he was rushed to hospital by ambulance.
Then minutes later, police received a 9-1-1 call about a man with a knife, who was bleeding from his chest. He was spotted walking down Yew Street near West 4th Avenue.
Before officers were able to reach the scene, the suspect allegedly approached a woman walking her dog. He stabbed the dog, but the woman was not physically hurt in the encounter.
Officers arrived and apprehended the suspect following a fight, and ultimately a beanbag gun was used to subdue him. Two officers received minor injuries in the incident.
The suspect was rushed to hospital because he had an apparent stab wound to his chest. The dog is also receiving medical care as it was sent to an emergency animal hospital for treatment.
“Based on the initial investigation, the suspect and the victim on West 13th Avenue are known to each other and had been in an altercation before the suspect fled to the area of Yew and West 4th Avenue where he was arrested,” reads the release. “Officers will be in the area collecting evidence throughout the day.”
Anyone who may have more information about this morning’s incidents is asked to call the VPD’s Major Crime Section at 604-717-2541 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.