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One person was killed and multiple people hurt after a suspect went on a stabbing rampage at a Canadian library.
A suspect is now in custody in connection with the lone wolf Saturday afternoon attack in North Vancouver, officials tweeted.
The violence happened in and around the Lynn Valley library branch in the suburb, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Six people were taken to the hospital, emergency workers told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Their conditions are reportedly unclear.
A man who works at a bank across the street from the library told the outlet he witnessed the attacker being arrested after possibly being shot with rubber bullets by cops.
“The response from the police was tremendous,” Justin Prasad said, according to the CBC. “I’ve never seen so many cops in one area.”
Rylan Harvey was dining and shopping nearby, when he saw the injured being taken away on stretchers.
“I hope the victims are OK,” he told the CBC. “I’m very sad for this to have happened in our community.”
He called North Vancouver a “quiet and idyllic place,” where violence is rare.
“People just seem to be generally shocked,” Harvey told the CBC. “How the hell can this happen in North Van? I grew up five minutes from here.”
Police continue to search for witnesses to the stabbing rampage.
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