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Update: Suspect pleads guilty to coffee-shop stabbing

Vancouver – A Vancouver man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to jail this week following a random and unprovoked stabbing at a downtown Vancouver coffee shop.

David Morin, 28, pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated assault and received a three-year sentence in relation to the January 22 stabbing of a stranger inside the Tim Hortons at Harbour Centre.

Morin, who fled following the assault, was identified and arrested after Vancouver Police released security video and appealed to the public for help

“This disturbing incident has all the hallmarks of a random attack that came completely without warning, and we’re increasingly worried about the public’s safety,” says Sergeant Steve Addison.

inside the Tim Hortons at Harbour Centre, near Seymour and West Hastings Street. The victim, a newcomer to Canada, was waiting in line when the suspect approached from behind and repeatedly stabbed him in the back and shoulder before running out of the store.

The victim suffered serious and life-threatening injuries, but was taken to hospital for treatment and is now expected to survive.

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