10 Hurt, Suspect Dead in Office Hammer Attack

Attack took place at First Nations government office
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2015 6:03 PM CDT
10 Hurt, Suspect Dead in Office Hammer Attack

A man armed with a hammer injured 10 people—some of them very seriously—during an attack Wednesday morning at a First Nations government office in British Columbia, CP24 reports. The suspect entered the Bridge River Indian Band office and attacked one person with a hammer. An emergency worker reports the other victims were injured when they attempted to intervene. The suspect had been restrained by the time police arrived but died while police were arresting him. The incident, as well as the suspect's death while in custody, will continue to be investigated. "This tragedy has put our community in shock," the Bridge River Indian Band chief said in a statement. (Read more assault stories.)

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