Jerome Bonneric, Vancouver West End Stabbing Suspect, Charged

Posted: Updated:
JEROME BONNERIC
Jerome Bonneric, 33, of Vancouver faces 12 charges in relation to Thursday's West End apartment attacks in Vancouver. (LinkedIn) | LinkedIn

VANCOUVER - Six people were taken to hospital, including one in critical condition, after what police call a vicious and random stabbing inside a Vancouver apartment building Thursday evening.

A seventh stabbing victim, and a police officer who was hurt during the arrest of the suspect, were also recovering from injuries, said police.

The incident occurred at about 6:45 p.m. in the 1200 block of Barclay St. in the city's West End, and when police arrived on scene, they found the seven victims suffering various stabbing wounds.

"It's a very vicious attack and very random," said Vancouver Police Sgt. Randy Fincham.

He said an unidentified 33-year-old man was taken into custody and that the officer who was injured during the man`s arrest was treated at the scene by paramedics.

Fincham said three men and three women, ranging in age from their 20s to their 60s, were taken to hospital, and one of the women is in "very serious" condition. The other five were in serious but stable condition.

A seventh victim, a male, was treated on the scene, while the other victims were transported to a couple of Vancouver hospitals equipped with trauma bays, said Fincham.

He said police have little information on the suspect and will try to figure out why he was in the building, adding that the victims were not related nor connected in any way.

"Police will be looking into what the motive was for this vicious attack," said Fincham.

Investigators from the police's major crimes section and forensic investigators are expected to remain on the scene throughout the night.

Around the Web

Police investigate West End stabbing | News1130

7 people stabbed in Vancouver apartment building - British ... - CBC.ca

Seven injured in West End apartment stabbing | CTV British ...

Six hospitalized after random, vicious Vancouver stabbing spree ...

Seven people stabbed in random attack in Vancouver's West End

7 injured in Vancouver West End apartment stabbing - Metro News

At least five people stabbed in West End Vancouver apartment ...

Seven people injured — one critically — in 'random' attack at West End ...