‘He went crazy and started stabbing people’: Vancouver police corner and kill man on wild stabbing spree

National Post

VANCOUVER — A man who stabbed three people in the Downtown Eastside Thursday is dead after being shot by police.

Officers were called to the First United Church at East Hastings Street and Gore Avenue at about 5 p.m. with reports that a man was stabbing people, police say.

One victim — a woman police say did not know her attacker — was in critical condition Thursday night.

Witnesses at the scene said an argument between a group of men escalated late in the afternoon when one man pulled out a knife.

Steve Bosch, Postmedia News Steve Bosch, Postmedia News

Daniel Gorowski said he had just gone outside for a smoke near the First United Church at East Hastings Street and Gore Avenue when he saw a group of men walking down the sidewalk.

Gorowski said they appeared to be friends, but were arguing. At one point, one of the men turned around to…

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