In the wake of a stabbing attack involving several people on the North Shore yesterday, police announced a suspect has been arrested and charged.
North Vancouver RCMP announced today (March 28) that 28-year-old Yannick Bandaogo has been charged with second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of a woman in North Vancouver on March 27.
Around 1:40 p.m. yesterday, North Vancouver RCMP and emergency responders received calls about stabbings at the North Vancouver District Public Library (Lynn Valley branch).
Six people suffered stab wounds of varying severity. One woman in her late 20s succumbed to her injuries and died. The other five victims were taken to hospital for non-life-threatening treatment.
Officers arrested a male suspect at the scene and, after undergoing surgery for wounds he inflicted upon himself, he remains in police custody.
Investigators are still determining his background, history in B.C., and if he had any relationship to the victims. In addition, investigators have been continuing to process information from the scene, taking witness statements, and canvassing the area.
Meanwhile in an unrelated case, five male victims sustained wounds in a stabbing attack in West Kelowna this morning. For more details, see this article.