Charges laid in string of stabbings during Vancouver rush hour

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Charges laid in string of stabbings during Vancouver rush hour

Four assault charges have been laid after a suspect stabbed a number of people during the morning rush hour in Vancouver on Thursday, March 2.

The Criminal Justice Branch confirmed Bradley Mazerolle has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault and one count of simple assault for attacks that took place just after 8:30 a.m. between West Broadway, Cambie Street, Main Street and East Second Avenue.

​At the time, three victims were taken to hospital in serious condition with stab wounds. Vancouver police have confirmed all three victims have since been released

The incidents began on Broadway near the Cambie street intersection. An altercation between the first person and the suspect left the victim with stab wounds, said police. Another person was later assaulted at Yukon Street.

Another victim was stabbed at Quebec Street and East Fourth Avenue. A final victim was stabbed at Main Street and East Second Avenue, according to police.

Mazerolle appeared at Vancouver Provincial Court Tuesday.

VPD Constable Jason Doucette said in a statement additional charges are likely as the investigation continues.