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UPDATE: 1 suspect charged following machete attack on Granville Street over the weekend

(UPDATE: Aug. 8 @ 1:45 pm) – A man has been charged following a machete attack that took place on Granville Street in Vancouver.

On Saturday, four people were injured and sent to the hospital with serious and “life-altering” injuries following the attack.

When officers arrived, the suspect was allegedly still armed. Shots were fired by police and the lone suspect was sent to the hospital.

The Vancouver Police Department explains that the incident took place in a rooming house near Granville and Smithe streets.

Ibrahim Abdela Bakhit, 48, has been charged with one count each of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Bakhit remains in custody at this time and awaits his next court appearance.


(Original story: Aug. 7 @ 11:40 am) – The Vancouver Police Department is investigating an incident that involved four people being injured by an alleged machete attack in the Granville Entertainment District.

On Saturday, at about 10 pm, the Vancouver Fire Rescue was responding to an incident in which a man set his suite on fire in a rooming house.

Fire rescue crews called VPD officers to assist.

According to police, the man allegedly attacked and stabbed four people with a machete inside the building.

When officers arrived, they were confronted by the suspect who was reportedly still armed with the weapon.

“Shots were fired by police and the suspect was injured,” explains a release from the VPD.

“The suspect was arrested and taken to hospital where he is receiving treatment for serious, non-life-threatening injuries.”

The four victims were also taken to the hospital with “serious, life-altering injuries.”

An investigation has been launched by the VPD Major Crimes Section and the Independent Investigation Officer of BC.

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