An incident reported at Canadian Tire story in East Vancouver drew police officers from at least two jurisdictions on Thursday when a man dressed in a dark green hunting jacket, who also carried a rifle, stabbing an employee and later police officer before being shot down.
According to the report, the incident began at around 3 p.m. near the gun counter at the Canadian Tire at 2830 Bentall St. One of the eye-witnesses, Tamara Jones, present at the scene with her nine-year-old son Atlin revealed that “we were on our way to the till when we heard yelling, ‘He’s got a gun.’ I didn’t know if it was real, if it was a prank. Then someone yelled ‘Drop to the floor.’” She explained that “I was completely freaked out. All I wanted to do was get my son out of there. It was the scariest feeling. We just ran.”