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Stabbing in Metrotown area leaves one dead

Investigators are seen at the entrance to Metropolis at Metrotown after one person was fatally stabbed on Sunday. Shane MacKichan

One person is dead following a stabbing in the Metrotown area Sunday morning.

Officers were called to the area around 11:40 a.m., said Burnaby RCMP. The victim was rushed to hospital but did not survive.

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Paramedic equipment and first aid supply packaging could be seen strewn on the ground in a mall entrance.

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There was a heavy police presence in the area throughout the afternoon, including a nearby apartment building on Dow Avenue near Beresford Street.

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Police have not commented on a connection between the two locations.

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Anyone in the Metrotown area between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday who witnessed anything suspicious is asked to contact the the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team tipline at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or email: ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Investigators are also appealing for video shot in the area at the time.

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