VANCOUVER – Residents of a Vancouver apartment building heard shouting and screams as a man stabbed people in what police believe was a completely random attack.
Seven people were injured in the highrise building in the city’s West End during the attack on Thursday night.
Police said the male suspect, who was not a resident of the building, ran through the hallways slashing residents who police believe had no connection to him.
“I heard a commotion, people shouting. At first I thought it was a couple fighting or something,” said one resident who did not want her name published.
She said she could hear people running in the hallway outside her door.
“I didn’t want to open the door. I didn’t know what was happening,” said the 61-year-old woman.
“I don’t know anything. Nobody knocked on my door to tell me.”
Her only information has come from television and radio reports, she said. She has not spoken to police, through they did remain in the building through the night.
Sgt. Randy Fincham said six people were taken to hospital and one woman remains in critical condition. Another bystander was treated at the scene and released.
One police officer was also treated at the scene for unspecified injuries.
The 33-year-old suspect, who was taken into custody Thursday night, is expected to make a court appearance Friday.
Friday, February 1, 2013