UPDATE: Woman stabbed at St.Catharines bank, suspect still on the loose

A woman has been stabbed while working at the RBC Bank in St.Catharines.

It happened this morning just before 10:30 at the bank branch on Martindale Road.

Police telling us that a man walked into the bank and assaulted a female bank employee.

NRP believe she was targeted.

The male suspect fled the scene in a van and is still on the loose.

The van is described as a Grey 2009 Pontiac Montana, plate number is  B-Y-T-E-3-9-2.

Police have identified the suspect as 43 year old Justin Kuijer.

He is considered armed and dangerous and is wanted for attempted murder.

The bank has been processed by detectives from the NRPS Forensic Services Unit.  The bank remains closed.

A second scene is being held in relation to this incident on Queenston Street in St. Catharines.

The woman was rushed to hospital in serious condition.

During the course of the investigation the Emergency Department at the St. Catharines site of the Niagara Health System instituted precautionary security measures. 

Service at the Emergency Department has not been interrupted and it remains open as usual.

This investigation remains ongoing by detectives.  Anyone with information as to the location of Kuijer or the Pontiac van is asked to call 911.