An unidentified man is in the hospital after allegedly threatening passengers on a busy commuter train with a machete Monday in Vancouver, British Columbia.
— Vancouver Police (@VancouverPD) December 19, 2016
Some guy was running around with a machete and got shot by the police at the train stop before mine. Stuck in the train ?
— Chu (@ChuBoi) December 19, 2016
Police involved shooting at 29 avenue station. Man with machete shot by police. VPD were assisting transit police when it happened pic.twitter.com/zxKyNJSEf3
— Sheila Scott (@Sheila_Scott) December 19, 2016
Wow, a police-involved shooting … that’s horrifying news. Is the guy running around with the machete in a crowded transit station at rush hour going to be OK?
— CTV Vancouver (@CTVVancouver) December 19, 2016
CTV News Vancouver reports that officers with the Metro Vancouver Transit Police responded after receiving reports of a man on a train who was allegedly threatening passengers with a machete.
They tracked the man to a train car and tried to hold him inside while the train and surrounding area were evacuated. The Vancouver Police Department arrived to assist and said the man broke through the closed train doors with the machete and was shot when he approached the armed officers, refusing to follow orders to drop his weapon.
— gab.ai/guytron ن ? (@guytron2) December 20, 2016
CTV News adds that Marten Youssef, spokesman for British Columbia’s Independent Investigations Office, said in a statement that “the IIO’s focus will be to determine if any officer committed an offence as a result of the shooting.”
The man’s identity and condition have not been released yet. If investigators commented on a possible motive (of the man with the machete, not the police), we must have missed it.
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Teen on train who attacked infidels with axe not overtly religious or extremist, say those who knew him https://t.co/H4T9gmlTqJ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 20, 2016