After a mass stabbing took place in North Vancouver in March, a suspect is now facing new additional charges.
Around 1:40 p.m. on March 27, North Vancouver RCMP received a report about stabbings at the Lynn Valley Library in North Vancouver.
Upon arrival, officers found several victims inside the library who were suffering from stab wounds and were taken to hospital for treatment.
According to Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT), there were five female victims and one male victim, ranging from 22 to 78 years old, who sustained injuries. A seventh victim, a woman in her 20s, died from her injuries.
On March 28, 28-year-old Yannick Bandaogo (who had been arrested at the scene) was charged with second-degree murder.
Then on September 16, Bandaogo was charged with five additional counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated assault.
IHIT Det. Cpl. Sukhi Dhesi explained that the additional charges are a result of ongoing efforts by investigating officers.
IHIT had previously stated that Bandaogo has a criminal record with a history of violence in Quebec and has outstanding warrants in Quebec and Winnipeg.
As the case is before the court, IHIT is not releasing any further details.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact IHIT by calling the information line at 1-877-551-4448 or by email.