One person is dead and at least six people have been wounded in a mass stabbing at a Canadian library.  

By Laura Gesualdi-Gilmore

Police say ‘multiple victims’ were stabbed within and outside Lynn Valley Library, in North Vancouver on Saturday afternoon.

At least six victims were taken to the hospital with stab wounds and and one person has been confirmed dead, Global News reported.  

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.

First responders are seen outside the Lynn Valley Library, in North Vancouver, B.C. Saturday after multiple people were stabbed within and outside the building

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.

Multiple people were stabbed during an attack at a library in Vancouver

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.

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