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Three women in hospital following series of assaults

Vancouver Police have a man in custody following a series of assaults this morning and are working on confirming his identity.

An elderly woman believed to be in her 70s is in serious condition in the hospital with life-threatening injuries following an assault in the 200 block of Columbia at 9:30.

A second woman was assaulted in the 700 block of Pacific shortly after at 9:50 and is in hospital recovering from her injuries.

The third woman was attacked across the street minutes later and is in hospital in grave condition.

The VPD Major Crime Section is investigating. It’s early in the investigation, but it appears the man is not known to the victims.

More details will be released as they become available.

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