July 30, 2012 marks the one-year anniversary of the aggravated assault of a New Westminster police officer, and police are still actively searching for the suspect.
On July 30, 2011 a New Westminster police officer responded to a complaint of a distraught male in Queens Park. As the officer approached a picnic table, a male seated at the table suddenly lunged at the officer slashing him with a knife; the officer received facial injuries requiring medical attention. The officer was able to disarm the male who then fled on foot towards McBride Blvd and East Sixth Avenue where he was last seen. The police are appealing to the public to assist in locating this male described below.
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT OF A POLICE OFFICER
SUSPECT: Black Male, 25-30 years old, 6’4”, 250 lbs, muscular build, and short black hair with a part on the right side.
WEARING: No shirt, camouflage shorts, white socks and white Nikes with a dark colour swoosh.
PUBLIC APPEAL: Police are trying to locate the two witnesses who initially alerted the officer to the distraught male.
If you have any information about this assault, please call the New Westminster Police tip line at 604-529-2430.