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Canada: Police arrests man in Downtown Vancouver following ‘stabbing spree’

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Police arrested a man after he went on a ‘stabbing spree’ in Downtown Vancouver early Saturday morning. The incident happened in Crab Park around 3 am.

The police offers said that they were patrolling near the waterfront around 3 a.m. when two victims fled the park and approached them for help. The 911 operators also received a call reporting a man randomly stabbing people at the homeless encampment in the park and, as more victims and bystanders fled the area, officers found a third badly injured victim.

Spokesperson Sgt. Steve Addison said, “Around that same time, a 911 caller from inside the park reported a man stabbing random people at the homeless encampment. There were a number of people, a number of casualties, a number of injured people. We responded immediately.”

According to police, three people were seriously injured. A 42-year-old man was also arrested for attempted murder at the scene. The motive behind this is not yet clear. Police are recommending charges of attempted murder against the suspect, who they are also recommending be held without bail.

Police say they believe there may be more victims and are encouraging anyone with injuries to seek medical help and call police.

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