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Vancouver Police investigate random assault – 60-year old man pushed down the stairs at skytrain

Vancouver – Vancouver Police have released video of a suspect who allegedly pushed a stranger down a flight of stairs at a downtown SkyTrain station this month, and ask anyone with information to come forward.

“Given the time of day and the location of the incident, we know there were people in the area who witnessed this assault,” says Constable Tania Visintin.  “We also know there will be people who recognize the man in this video, and we’re asking them for help to solve this crime.”

On March 1, just before 5:30 p.m., a 61-year-old man had a brief interaction with two men on Granville Street in front of the Granville Street SkyTrain station. One of the suspects followed the victim to the SkyTrain entrance and pushed him down a flight of stairs. As the victim was laying on the ground, the suspect allegedly kicked the victim before a passersby intervened. The suspect fled the area before police arrived.

Police are looking for an Indigenous man in his 40s, with short black hair and a slim build. He was wearing a black rain jacket with a small white logo on the left chest, a white t-shirt, dark blue jeans, black running shoes, and a red, white and blue ball cap.

“The victim suffered minor injuries and was treated on scene by paramedics,” adds Constable Visintin.

Anyone who has information or anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to call investigators at 604-717-4022.

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