One woman was killed and five others were wounded in a stabbing at a public library located near a busy shopping area of a Vancouver suburb.
“We have six victims who sustained stab wounds. We have a victim who has sadly succumbed to injuries. That victim is a woman,” police Sgt. Frank Jang said in a news conference broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
“We believe we have the lone suspect in custody… Obviously the question is why did this happen,” Jang told the reporters.
No further details of the victims were provided. Video from the scene appeared to show a man injuring himself with a knife before being taken into custody.
Prime minister Justin Trudeau tweeted, “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.”