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Vancouver police looking for woman who helped stabbing victim on Halloween

Witnesses say the woman identified herself as a BCIT nursing practicum student while giving the man first aid at the Plaza of Nations.

Investigators are looking for a BCIT nursing student who tried to save a man who’d been stabbed at the Plaza of Nations on Halloween.

Vancouver police received several 911 calls shortly after 2 a.m. on Nov. 1 about two groups of men involved in an altercation there.

Three men suffered serious stab wounds, including 25-year-old Hansen Jia Chen from Burnaby, who died from his injuries.

Before police and paramedics arrived, a woman provided Chen with first aid near the taxi stand at the front of the plaza.

According to witnesses, police said, she identified herself as a BCIT nursing practicum student.

Investigators would like to speak with the woman as a witness.

She, or anyone who may have any cell phone footage showing the area near the Plaza of Nations between 9 p.m. on Oct. 31 and 2 a.m. on Nov. 1, are asked to contact them at 604-717-2500.

About the Author: Ashley Wadhwani-Smith

I began my journalistic journey at Black Press Media as a community reporter in my hometown of Maple Ridge, B.C.
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