After Saturday’s stabbing spree in North Vancouver, the flag outside Victoria City Hall has been lowered to honour the victims and families of the violent attack.
The flag located outside the Pandora Avenue entrance to City Hall will be flown at half-mast until sunset on Tuesday, March 30th.
On March 27th, at around 1:40 p.m., the North Vancouver RCMP and other emergency responders were called to the Lynn Valley library for reports of a stabbing.
Officers arrived on scene to find multiple victims with stab wounds.
Six people were stabbed at the Lynn Valley Public Library, with injuries ranging in severity. One woman in her late 20s died of injuries.
One man was arrested and remains in police custody.
Yannick Bandaogo, 28, has been charged with second-degree murder, and BC’s homicide team says his relationship with the victims — if any — is still being determined.
Bandaogo underwent surgery for “self-inflicted wounds” and remains in police custody, media relations officer Sergeant Frank Jang said.
“This is a deeply profound and tragic incident that has shaken all of us,” said Inspector Michelle Tansey, IHIT’s Acting Officer-in-Charge.
“I commend our investigators and partners for the remarkable work they have done and continue to do under challenging circumstances. My sincere condolences to yesterday’s victims and their families and to all who have been affected by this crime.”