One person is dead and at least six people have been wounded in a mass stabbing at a Canadian library.
Police say ‘multiple victims’ were stabbed within and outside Lynn Valley Library, in North Vancouver on Saturday afternoon.
Tense moments as police move in to arrest a man in #NorthVancouver on Lynn Valley Road. Sounds like he may have tried to hurt himself, but officers were able to take him in safely. Unclear if connected to reported stabbings, video credit: Sam Garrett. @GlobalBC #NorthVan pic.twitter.com/LLmACYBO4C— Agnieszka Wyka (@AgnieszkaWyka) March 27, 2021
A suspect has been taken into custody and it is believed he acted alone, according to police.
The stabbings reportedly occurred inside and outside of the library.
Witnesses driving by reported seeing multiple people bleeding outside the building.
One witness told Global News that he saw a woman and her 7-year-old son outside of the library with multiple stab wounds.
The woman reportedly said that the suspect was a stranger and it was a random attack.
It wasn’t immediately clear who the suspect is or what police believe the attacker’s motive was.
Video taken outside of the library appears to show the suspect being apprehended by police in the street.
The North Vancouver District Public Library announced on Twitter that the Lynn Valley Library will be closed until further notice.