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VPD makes arrest and presses charges after meal-delivery worker stabbed by stranger

Dennis Amanand Prasad, 43, was charged Monday with aggravated assault.

Vancouver police have arrested a suspect in a violent unprovoked stabbing on Sunday, Sept 11, 2022, which left a meal-delivery worker with life-threatening injuries.

A new comer to Canada, the 22 year old working for a meal-delivery company, around 6 p.m. on Sunday in Chinatown was locking his bike to a street pole when someone he didn’t know attacked him from behind.

“The victim suffered a number of stab wounds, including injuries to his chest and throat,” said Sergeant Steve Addison of the attack, which occurred near Gore Avenue and East Pender Street. “Despite grave injuries, he was able to call 9-1-1 for help, and several witnesses provided first aid until police arrived. His injuries were life-threatening, but we now expect him to pull through.”

Vancouver Police are crediting a number of bystanders who not only came to the victim’s aid, but also called 9-1-1 and provided police officers with key information that led to the quick arrest of the suspect, who was taken into custody in Crab Park shortly after the attack.

“Public safety is a shared responsibility, and we always encourage people to call police immediately if they see a crime in progress or a person in danger,” adds Sergeant Addison. “We commend the bystanders who comforted the injured victim after the attack, and others who provided eyewitness information that led to the quick arrest of a violent offender.”

Vancouver Police have asked the courts to remand the 43-year-old suspect due to the violent nature of the offence.

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