A 28-year-old man suspected of being the author of the knife attack that left one dead and six wounded on Saturday in Vancouver he was formally charged with murder on Sunday, Canadian police said in a statement.
The name of the suspicious en Yannick Bandaogo and his possible links with the victims have not yet been clarified, added the text, which does not offer any indication about the possible motivations of the victims. attacks.
Bandaogo it was underwent surgery after self-inflicted injuries and remains in prison, the same source added.
The woman who lost her life in the attack, in her 20s, has not been identified.
In the early hours of Saturday afternoon, a quiet North Vancouver neighborhood it was scene of a sudden outbreak of violence when a man armed with a knife stabbed several people, randomly according to some witnesses, in and near the municipal library.
“It seemed that he was running in one direction and attacking anyone who crossed his path,” he told Radio. Canada Steve Mossop, who drove through the Lynn Valley City Library and stopped after seeing a woman covered in blood.
Quickly man it was arrested by the Royal Mounted Police of Canada (RCMP), after injuring himself in the leg and collapsing, according to images from a video presented by various media.
Six people suffered injuries from weapon blanca of varying severity and were hospitalized for emergency treatment, police said.
On Sunday, passersby came to lay bouquets of flowers in front of the library in tribute to the victims of the attack.
A sign proclaiming “Lynn Valley Strong” with a heart instead of the letter “O” it was placed next to the yellow police tapes that delimit the crime zone.
“It is a deeply tragic incident that has shaken us all,” said Inspector Michelle Tansey, who is in charge of the investigation.
The police are planning a press conference on Monday to inform the public about the progress of the investigation.
“Let all those affected by the violent incident that occurred in Lynn Valley know that Canadians are thinking of them and want a speedy recovery for the injured,” said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday night.
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