British Columbia

1 person arrested after fatal stabbing in Metrotown parking garage, police say

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has made an arrest in connection with a fatal stabbing at Burnaby's Metrotown mall Sunday morning.

Incident happened Sunday just before noon; investigators say suspect and victim knew each other

Police tape and debris are seen at an elevator near the Metrotown parking garage. (Shane Mackichan)

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has made an arrest in connection with a fatal stabbing at Burnaby's Metrotown mall Sunday morning.

In a statement Monday, IHIT said after a brief search in the Metrotown area, one person was taken into custody by the Burnaby RCMP.

"We are piecing together a timeline and confirming the information available to us," said IHIT Sgt. David Lee.

Investigators say the suspect and victim knew each other, and there are no further risks to the public.

No charges have been laid.

Emergency crews were called to a parking garage at the mall just after 11:40 a.m. PT Sunday, according to a spokesperson for B.C. Emergency Health Services.

The victim was taken to hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

Police had closed Dow Avenue, south of the mall, for a few hours on Sunday afternoon while they secured the area.

One of the entrances to Metrotown mall is seen taped off as police investigated the stabbing. (Shane Mackichan)

Police are not releasing any further details about the victim or the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The public is asked to submit any information, including dashcam video captured between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., by contacting IHIT at 1-877-551-4448 or emailing ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

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