New Westminster – The suspect, referred to in the release earlier today concerning the violent SkyTrain attack, appeared in Vancouver Provincial Court this morning and has now been formally charged. Charged with Assault Causing Bodily Harm and Mischief is Sandy Sanderson, a 51-year-old Vancouver man of no fixed address, who is known to police.
Information is not yet available as to the disposition of Mr. Sanderson.
Suspect Identified in Violent SkyTrain Attack Thanks to Public’s Help
New Westminster – An appeal to the public, by Metro Vancouver Transit Police, has led to the identity and arrest of a suspect who allegedly attacked a woman on SkyTrain.
On April 29, 2020, Metro Vancouver Transit Police appealed to the public for help in identifying a man who allegedly violently attacked a woman, punching her multiple times and striking her head against the seating on SkyTrain.
On April 29, 2020, at approximately 2:30 pm, the Vancouver Police Department responded to an unrelated call in the area of Trout Lake Park. The complainant believed the suspect to be the man seen in media reports as the alleged suspect involved in the SkyTrain attack. The Vancouver Police Department transferred the suspect into Transit Police custody. The suspect, a 51-year-old Vancouver man of no fixed address, who is known to police, has not yet been formally charged.
Charges of Assault Causing Bodily Harm, Theft and Mischief have been recommended. The suspect will appear in Vancouver Provincial Court today.
Metro Vancouver Transit Police sincerely want to thank the public, the media and the Vancouver Police Department for their assistance with this investigation.
#MVTPMediaRelease *update* An appeal to the public by @TransitPolice has led to the arrest of a suspect who allegedly violently attacked a woman on SkyTrain. Transit Police sincerely want to thank both the public & media for their assistance. Media release to follow. pic.twitter.com/yIq8WTQsvj
— Sgt. Clint Hampton (@SgtCHampton) April 30, 2020