Vancouver Police investigates triple stabbing in Chinatown – UPDATED

Vancouver, BC – A suspect arrested by Vancouver Police following a triple stabbing in Chinatown last night has now been charged.

Blair Evan Donnelly, 64, is charged with three counts of aggravated assault. He remains in custody.

VPD Chief Adam Palmer and Mayor Ken Sim, along with several Chinatown community leaders, spoke to media about the incident earlier today.


Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Police are investigating a triple stabbing at the Light Up Chinatown festival.

The stabbings occurred just before 6 p.m. Sunday evening when three festival-goers were attacked by a stranger near the festival’s stage, at Columbia and Keefer streets.

(File Photo) Stabbing

VPD officers were nearby and responded immediately, providing aid to the victims and obtaining a description of the suspect from eye-witnesses. A 60-year-old man was taken into custody nearby and is currently being held at jail.

The three victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

The motive for the attack is currently unknown.

More information will be provided when it comes available.

Vancouver Police Department

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