**Update: 22 April 2023 **
A suspect has been identified and arrested. We thank the media and the public for their assistance. More info to follow.
**Original media release: 19 April 2023 **
New Westminster – Metro Vancouver Transit Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect who allegedly stabbed another male passenger in the abdomen on board a SkyTrain travelling to Surrey Central Station.
On April 15th, 2023, just before 1am, the victim and his girlfriend boarded a SkyTrain at Gateway Station heading for Surrey Central. While the train was in motion, there was an alleged verbal interaction between the victim and a nearby male passenger, which resulted in the male passenger pulling out a sharp object and stabbing the victim in the abdomen.
At Surrey Central, a witness assisted the victim and his girlfriend down to the main entrance level where they then contacted 9-1-1. Metro Vancouver Transit Police, Surrey RCMP and Emergency Health Services attended. The victim, a 24-year-old residing in Surrey, was rushed to hospital in serious condition and has since been released. The suspect continued on the train to King George Station where he then exited the station.
Early in the investigation, it was determined that the suspect had entered the SkyTrain system at Stadium Station earlier in the day. As a result, that station was closed for a time on April 15 as part of the investigation.
The suspect is described as:
- A Caucasian male
- Approximately 6’0”
- Light brown beard
- Wearing a black jacket with a grey hoodie pulled up over his hat
- The hoodie had ‘Trust No One’ embroidered on the hood
- Wearing blue jeans with black shoes
- At one point, he was wearing glasses
“Everyone has the right to use the transit system without the fear of being attacked. Our detectives have undertaken several investigative avenues to identify the suspect and are now at the stage of appealing to the public for help, so that an arrest can be made.” – Stephen Crosby
Metro Vancouver Transit Police would like to speak to anyone with information about the identity of this suspect. Contact the Metro Vancouver Transit Police at 604.515.8302 or text us at 87.77.77 and refer to file 2023-7065.