The Vancouver police are investigating a series of random attacks at a West End apartment building Thursday evening that injured seven people, one in critical condition.
"It was a very vicious, very serious attack. It was a random attack on all of these individuals," said Vancouver Police Department spokesman Randy Fincham, according to the Vancouver Sun.
The seven people were found injured on different floors on the seven-storey apartment building at 1263 Barclay St. and a 33-year-old man, who is not believed to live in the apartment, is in police custody facing charges in connection with the stabbing spree.
Three men and three women, all are rushed to a nearby hospital, and one person was treated at the scene, reported CBC News.
The victims did not appear to know each other or their attacker, Fincham told reporters.
Five of the hospitalized are reported to be in serious but stable condition, one woman is said to be in critical condition.
Although the police spokesman called the attacks "Stabbings" he was unable to confirm the same because several witnesses reported that the suspect allegedly used a hammer.
"It doesn't appear it stemmed from an altercation inside a suite or anywhere else in the building," the spokesperson said.
Vancouver Sun reported that police arrived to a chaotic scene after receiving multiple 911 calls - with the victims on different floors, and the suspect still loose in the building.
One police official was said to have been slightly injured while tackling down the suspect, according to Vancouver Sun.
Police have told reporters that the investigation is in the early stages, and the motive is still unknown.
The stabbing rampage comes after several of gun shooting incidents including the Connecticut school massacre that killed twenty children and six adults.
The stabbing spree in fact, took place a day after Connecticut task force on gun violence held hearing at Newtown High School.
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