*** Update as of 10:45 a.m. on May 26: Vancouver police say Hastings Street is now open in both directions.**
Vancouver Police responded to a serious assault on Hastings Street early this morning that has closed all traffic to the area.
VPD tweeted about the incident on just after 7 a.m. on May 26, stating that, "Hastings between Gore and Dunlevy is closed to all traffic due to a multiple stabbing."
Police added that transit was rerouted and advise the public to avoid the area.
Hastings between Gore and Dunlevy is closed to all traffic due to a multiple stabbing. Transit has been rerouted. Please avoid the area. #VanTraffic— Vancouver Police (@VancouverPD) May 26, 2020
VPD Media Relations Officer Constable Tania Visintin tells Vancouver Is Awesome in an email that the police responded to the incident just after 6 a.m. this morning. She adds that two people have been taken to a local hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
"There is not a threat to the public as this appears to be an isolated incident," writes Visintin. "I may have more information as the investigation progresses but I am limited on what I can say at this time."
Traffic has been closed on East Hastings in both directions and transit is being diverted.
No arrests were made and an investigation is ongoing.