Woman arrested after stabbing in East Vancouver parking lot

VANCOUVER Police have arrested a woman in her 30s after an attack in an East Vancouver parking lot that injured three people.

At around 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, a 47-year-old woman and her husband were walking in the Safeway parking lot near East Broadway and Commercial Drive when she was suddenly stabbed. The woman’s husband, along with a customer and two Safeway staff members, were able to hold the female suspect until police arrived minutes later.

The stabbing victim was rushed to hospital with what is now believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. Two of the men who helped out also received relatively minor injuries.

“Based on the initial investigation, the suspect did not know, or have previous contact with any of the victims,” said Constable Jason Doucette. “We are very thankful for the brave actions of those who intervened to stop this woman from escaping.”

The suspect, a 38-year-old Vancouver woman, is currently in hospital being medically assessed. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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