RCMP officer fatally stabbed in Burnaby

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An RCMP officer has died after being stabbed in Burnaby, B.C., the province’s public security minister has confirmed.


Mike Farnworth instructed reporters on the legislature Tuesday afternoon that he had been notified of the dying, and that the sufferer was a feminine officer who was on obligation.


“This is completely a tragic and horrific scenario.” Farnworth stated, his voice shaking.


“This is the worst information anybody needs to listen to.”


Around 11:20 a.m., dozens of first responders from a number of police companies descended on a park in town.


Police tape nonetheless surrounds Broadview Park, close to Canada Way and Gilmore Avenue. The RCMP’s Emergency Response Team was on scene, joined by the canine unit, the gang enforcement unit, and officers from the Vancouver and New Westminster police departments.


Sources instructed CTV News a suspect was additionally shot on the scene. The suspect’s situation isn’t recognized. The province’s police watchdog, the Independent Investigations Office, has additionally been known as in.


This is a breaking information story. Check again for updates.

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