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Downtown Eastside double stabbing sends men to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

Last Updated Nov 2, 2020 at 7:15 pm PST

FILE - Vancouver Police officers also began increasing patrols in the areas affected most by property crime. (NEWS 1130 photo)
Summary

Vancouver Police are investigating after two men were stabbed in the Downtown Eastside Monday afternoon

It's the fifth stabbing in just three days

According to VPD, the men have been taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Vancouver Police are investigating a double stabbing in the Downtown Eastside Monday afternoon.

The incident happened in the area of East Hastings and Columbia Street when paramedics observed two to three people fighting around noon. That’s where police found the injured men and arrested one person.

According to VPD, the men have been taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

“Five people have been stabbed in the downtown eastside in the last three days alone,” Constable Tania Visintin says in a release.

“It is too early in the investigation to say if any of these are linked. However, investigators from our Major Crime Section have been engaged.”

If you have any information about Monday’s incident, call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-8000-222-8477.