On Saturday, the North Vancouver police took a lone attacker into custody who allegedly killed a woman and injured several people at a public library.
The attack occurred in the early afternoon and investigators appealed for witnesses, especially those who had shot videos that were later posted on social media.
Police Sgt. Frank Jang said in a news conference that,
“We have six victims who sustained stab wounds. We have a victim who has sadly succumbed to injuries. That victim is a woman.”
He continued to say,
“We believe we have the lone suspect in custody… Obviously, the question is why did this happen.”
Moreover, the police did not provide details of the victims.
In one of the videos posted on social media, a man could be seen injuring himself with a knife before he was taken into police custody.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Twitter that,
“My heart is in North Vancouver tonight. Know that all Canadians are keeping you in our thoughts and wishing a speedy recovery to the injured.”
My heart is in North Vancouver tonight. 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. https://t.co/8Q32wuOlTk
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 28, 2021