Vancouver police have arrested a man in his 20s after two separate assaults in Kitsilano this morning.
The VPD received a report at 7:15 a.m. of a stabbing on West 13th Avenue near Arbutus Street. Officers found a man in his late 20s with serious injuries and he was rushed to hospital by BC Ambulance.
A few minutes later, police received a 911 call about a knife-wielding man bleeding from his chest and walking down Yew Street near West 4th Avenue.
The suspect allegedly approached a woman walking her dog and stabbed the animal before officers arrived on the scene. Police say the woman was not physically hurt.
Officers arrived and the bloodied suspect fought with police until he was brought under control using a beanbag gun. The suspect was also rushed to hospital because he had an apparent stab wound to his chest. The dog was rushed to an emergency animal hospital for treatment.
Two of the officers received minor injuries.
Based on the initial investigation, the suspect and the victim on West 13th Avenue are known to each other and had been in an altercation before the suspect fled the area and was later arrested.
Officers will be in Kitsilano collecting evidence throughout the day.
Anyone who may have information about either of these events is asked to call the VPD’s Major Crime Section at 604-717-2541 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.