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One dead after triple stabbing in Burnaby

Last Updated Sep 19, 2017 at 1:13 pm PDT

The scene of a homicide overnight near Kingsway and Royal Oak in Burnaby. (Mike Lloyd, NEWS 1130 Photo)
Summary

Three people were stabbed in Burnaby overnight; one died of their injuries

BURNABY (NEWS 1130) – One man is dead after a stabbing in Burnaby overnight.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. in the area of Kingsway and Royal Oak Avenue.

“Upon police attendance, three victims were located, suffering from stab wounds. Two of the victims received non-life threatening injuries, while the third victim succumbed to their injuries,” says Corporal Daniela Panesar.

This morning, police were still at the scene, focusing their investigation on Oyama Sushi, which is located in a converted stone heritage house.

A man was arrested, with a clerk at a nearby convenience store confirming to NEWS 1130 he was taken into custody inside the store around midnight.

Police do not think this was a targeted attack. However, they add public safety is not a concern.

Kingsway was closed west of Royal Oak for hours overnight; it re-opened before 5:30 a.m. today.

Anyone with information is asked to call call the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. You can also remain anonymous by reporting to Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).