Knife Violence

02.01.13

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Violent rampage in Vancouver. The suspect was carrying only a knife, however, and so while seven were injured, none was killed.

The stabbings happened around the dinner hour at 1263 Barclay St. in Vancouver’s West End.

The victims were taken to a number of hospitals. One victim is listed in very serious condition, five in serious but stable condition. Another victim was treated at the scene.

One police officer was injured during the arrest of the suspect. The officer was not believed to have been taken to hospital.

“When the police arrived on the scene, it was rather chaotic. There were multiple victims on multiple floors,” said Sergeant Randy Fincham, media relations officer of the Vancouver Police Department .