Traffic is blocked at Hastings Street and Gore Avenue in downtown Vancouver after a major police incident this afternoon.
Sources have told Global News that just after 5 p.m., a man at the First United Church allegedly stabbed three people and then stabbed another woman near the church.
A Vancouver Police officer nearby witnessed the event. When the man refused to put down his weapon, police officers reportedly shot the man.
He was taken to a local hospital and died a short time later.
Vancouver Police and the Independent Investigations Office, which oversees all police-involved shootings in British Columbia, have yet to comment.