Update: August 8, 2022

Vancouver – 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.

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.