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Suspect in North Vancouver stabbings due in court on Thursday

The suspect in a stabbing spree in and around the Lynn Valley Library in North Vancouver is set to appear in court on Thursday.

Yannick Bandaogo, 28, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with an attack on Saturday that left one woman dead and six others injured.

Click to play video: Growing memorial for stabbing victims outside of Lynn Valley library

The accused was originally set to appear in court via phone on Monday but he refused to leave his cell.

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Bandaogo has links to Quebec and has a criminal record with a history of violence in that province, according to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.

Click to play video: Terrifying stabbing spree in North Vancouver leaves 1 dead, several others injured

Homicide investigators are still trying to determine a motive in the attack, but say it appears to have been random and the suspect did not know any of his victims.

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‘The library is here for you’ — Lynn Valley Library reopens after fatal stabbing spree

The Lynn Valley Library reopened to the public on Wednesday. The entrance is now a makeshift memorial. Library staff said they hope the reopening will help the community heal.

— With files from Jennifer Palma, Simon Little and The Canadian Press

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