North Van stabbing suspect charged with 5 counts of attempted murder in March attack

VANCOUVER — Homicide investigators say more charges have been laid against the suspect in a stabbing attack that killed one woman and injured six other people in North Vancouver in March.

A statement from the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says five counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated assault have been laid against Yannick Bandaogo.

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A woman in her 20s was stabbed and killed near the Lynn Valley library branch on March 27.

Six other people, ranging in age from 22 to 78, were also hurt.

A charge of second-degree murder was laid within days of the attack.

Court documents show Bandaogo is scheduled to return to provincial court in North Vancouver on Oct. 7.

Homicide team spokesman Cpl. Sukhi Dhesi says the attack was a tragic incident that shook everyone.

"These additional charges are a result of the dedication and perseverance of the investigating officers and (are) a testament to the partnership IHIT has with the North Vancouver RCMP and the Lynn Valley community," Dhesi says in the statement.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 22, 2021.

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