November 4, 2018 6:03 pm
Updated: November 5, 2018 12:51 pm

‘Screaming like a banshee’: 1 man dead, 2 people in hospital after Port Coquitlam stabbing

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One man is dead and two other people were taken to hospital on Sunday, after what police described as a double stabbing.

Neighbours on the 2300-block of Atkins Avenue described being woken up early Sunday morning to sounds of screaming from the basement of a home.

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“I just heard someone screaming like a banshee, heard the sirens coming, came to come out of the parking garage, and there were four or five cruisers and a few ambulances here,” said neighbour Curtis Goldsberry.

“Then the police line tape started going up as soon as I was pulling out of here.”

BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) said three people were taken to hospital, one in critical condition, one in serious condition and one in stable condition.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said late Sunday that one of the people involved in the altercation had died.

It said the parties involved knew each other, and that there was no risk to the public.

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Another neighbour, who did not give her name, said she was woken up around 5:30 a.m. by the sound of a woman screaming from the home.

“She was screaming that her brother wasn’t responding. An ambulance came, took him away,” she said.

The neighbour described the home, which is slated for redevelopment, as a well-known problem house.

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“There’s always a commotion going on, probably every other night — screaming, fighting, police are here. A pretty known house to the block,” she said.

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