New Westminster – On March 14th at approximately 5:00 pm New Westminster Police Department officers responded to a 9-1-1 call about a stabbing in Westminster Pier Park. Upon arrival, patrol officers located the victim who had suffered a deep non-life threatening laceration. The victim was provided first aid at the scene and transported to hospital.
Police learned that an altercation took place between two groups of youth inside the park. A suspect who was not known to the victim assaulted her with an edged weapon, causing her injury. The suspect then fled towards the Columbia SkyTrain Station. Investigators spent the next several hours gathering evidence in and around the scene.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, approximately seventeen years of age, with short shaggy blonde hair, wearing a black sweater and black pants.
“At this time, we believe this is an isolated incident,” stated Sergeant Andrew Leaver. “It is troubling a dispute has escalated to this level of violence, especially in one of our city parks. We are committed to making our parks safe spaces to gather, and we encourage anyone who witnessed the event to help bring the person responsible to justice.”
The New Westminster Police Department asks anyone who witnessed the incident to please call 604-525-5411 and reference file number 23-4051.
CONTACT PERSON: Sergeant Andrew Leaver