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Man stabbed on skytrain, suspect arrested nearby

New Westminster – The Metro Vancouver Transit Police contacted the New Westminster Police Department at around 7:00 p.m. on January 4 in response to a report of a stabbing inside a SkyTrain car. At the Columbia SkyTrain Station, the SkyTrain car was being held, and New Westminster Police Department officers rushed to the scene. Once the scene was contained police discovered a man with injuries consistent with those caused by an edged weapon.

The victim received first aid by BC Ambulance Service and the New Westminster Fire and Rescue Services before being transferred to hospital. Although the injuries were severe, none of them were life-threatening, according to police.

After the scene was contained a officer patrolling the area recognized someone matching the description of the suspect and made an arrest on 4th Street in New Westminster.

A knife was located inside Columbia SkyTrain Station. New Westminster Police Department Forensic Identification Unit began processing the SkyTrain for additional evidence.

The suspect has been held in custody for Court and investigators are recommending charges of:

Aggravated Assault contrary to Section 268(1) of the Criminal Code; and

Assault with a Weapon contrary to Section 267(b) of the Criminal Code.

“We’d like to thank the numerous witnesses that took the time to share statements with police,” stated Sergeant Justine Thom. “At this time we believe the suspect and victim are known to each other.”

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