Man arrested for stabbing in Vancouver Airbnb rental

‘I was yelling at him to drop the knife,’ a witness said

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A man is facing an assault charge after two guests of his Airbnb rental in Vancouver were injured in a knife attack last month.

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And the defendant’s neighbor for six years remembers having witnessed this “horrible” violence.

“I don’t know what happened with him and these two young women in particular,” Saad Mustafa said in an interview with Global News. ” There was blood everywhere.

In the early morning hours of May 27, Mustafa said he heard screams and screams coming from his neighbor’s unit.

“He was pushing the girl against the wall and I heard banging against the wall,” Mustafa said. “He was like, ‘Why did you push my cat?'”

Mustafa decided to check the commotion and opened the door to his apartment.

He said one woman was on the hallway floor with a stab near her neck, and the other woman was held against the wall while being threatened with a knife.

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Mustafa said he went back inside his unit and called 911.

“I was yelling at him to drop the knife,” Mustafa said, explaining that he feared one of the women “wouldn’t survive” the stab wound.

Airbnb told CTV News that the women were guests of the unit. The company also gave them a full refund, a flight back to Alberta and covered other expenses.

Airbnb also said the host had been removed from its site.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested and charged with one count of aggravated assault.

The accused, Arvin Pasha, remains in jail until his court appearance next week.

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