Update: Suspect charged in Granville Street machete attack – Vancouver

Vancouver, BC – A man has been charged criminally following Saturday’s machete attack on four victims inside a Granville Street rooming house.

Four people were attacked and stabbed inside the rooming house near Granville and Smithe streets. When VPD officers arrived at the scene, they were confronted by the suspect who was still armed with the weapon. Shots were then fired by police and the suspect was injured.

The four victims and suspect were taken to hospital for serious, life-altering injuries.

Ibrahim Abdela Bakhit, 48, has been charged with one count each of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Bakhit remains in custody until his next court appearance.

BACKGROUND

VPD arrests suspect after four injured in Granville Street machete attack; “Shots were fired by police and the suspect was injured”

Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Police are investigating after a man allegedly attacked four people with a machete inside a rooming house in the Granville Entertainment District last night.

VPD officers were called by Vancouver Fire Rescue Services around 10 p.m. after a man set his suite on fire inside a rooming house near Granville and Smithe streets. The man subsequently attacked and stabbed four people inside the building. When officers arrived, they were confronted by the suspect who was still armed with the weapon. Shots were fired by police and the suspect was injured.

(File Photo) Machete
(File Photo) Machete

The suspect was arrested and taken to hospital where he is receiving treatment for serious, non-life-threatening injuries.

Four victims of the machete attack are also in hospital for serious, life-altering injuries.

VPD Major Crimes Section and the Independent Investigations Office of B.C. are now investigating.

Vancouver Police Department

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