Grim news in Vancouver, a day after National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, a man went on what can only be characterized as a misogynist spree, attacking three women.

Vancouver Police have a man in custody following a series of assaults this morning and are working on confirming his identity.

An elderly woman believed to be in her 70s is in serious condition in the hospital with life-threatening injuries following an assault in the 200 block of Columbia at 9:30.

A second woman was assaulted in the 700 block of Pacific shortly after at 9:50 and is in hospital recovering from her injuries.

The third woman was attacked across the street minutes later and is in hospital in grave condition.

Vancouver Police are hoping the public can help identify the first woman who was gravely injured in the assault.

The woman is believed to be in her 70s or 80s, with a slim build, grey salt-and-pepper hair, 5′ tall and 105 lbs. She has one gold and one silver ring on her left hand, a jade bracelet on her left wrist and a silver bracelet on her right wrist.

Police are hoping to identify this woman as quickly as possible. Anyone who thinks they may know who her identity is asked to call 9-1-1.
The VPD Major Crime Section is investigating. It’s early in the investigation, but it appears the man is not known to the victims.

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