Man in Custody After Stabbing Spree on Commercial and Broadway
A 30 year old Vancouver man is in Vancouver Police custody and facing multiple charges of assault with a weapon after a stabbing spree that began at East Broadway and Commercial Drive shortly after 6 p.m. yesterday evening.
For reasons still unknown to investigators, the 30 year old suspect allegedly stabbed a man in the back near the intersection of East Broadway and Commercial Drive. The suspect ran west and over the next 30 minutes allegedly stabbed another man near McLean Street and E. Broadway, then another man near Woodland Street and E. Broadway, another near E. 10th Avenue and Clark Drive, and finally a 5th man in the 1100 block E. 11th Avenue, where he tried to get away by unsuccessfully attempting to car-jack a vehicle that was on the street.
Witnesses in the 1100 E. 11th Avenue saw what happened, called 9-1-1, and two witnesses chased the suspect on foot. Vancouver Police officers arrested the suspect in the 900 block E. Broadway and a weapon was recovered.
All of the victims suffered non-life threatening injuries and are currently being treated in hospital. The suspect is not known to any of the victims and a motive for the attacks remains under investigation.