Canada accuses man of murder after fatal stabbing at North Vancouver library

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Canada accuses man of murder after fatal stabbing at North Vancouver library


OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian authorities charged a murder suspect after fatally stabbing a woman and injuring six others in an early afternoon attack on a library in suburban Vancouver on Saturday, the report said. police.

Yannick Bandaogo, 28, has been charged with second degree murder, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police North Vancouver homicide team announced on Sunday.

The female victim was around 20 years old, but was not named in a police statement. The six people taken to hospital do not have fatal injuries, the statement said.

Video of the scene outside the library, which was near a busy shopping area, appeared to show a man injuring himself with a knife before being attacked by police.

“He has undergone surgery for self-inflicted injuries and is currently in custody,” police said on Twitter, where they also announced a library press conference on Monday.

Police said the suspect’s background, his history in British Columbia and his relationship with victims, if any, were still being determined.

The motive for the attack is under investigation and no further details have been provided.

Broadcaster Global News showed footage of a memorial of candles and flowers brought by community members forming on the sidewalk on Sunday morning outside the scene of the knife attack.

Reporting by Steve Scherer; Edited by Peter Cooney

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