New Westminster – On the evening of April 10th the New Westminster Police Department and Metro Vancouver Transit Police responded to a stabbing at Columbia SkyTrain Station. A man was stabbed and a woman was assaulted by a group of youths not known to them. The New Westminster Police Department Major Crime Unit led the investigation with ongoing assistance from the Metro Vancouver Transit Police, NWPD Forensic Identification Unit, and NWPD Street Crime Unit. Together these teams collected evidence, canvassed for CCTV footage, and eventually identified suspects.
After several months of investigation two suspects, ages 16 and 17, were arrested and charges were approved relating to aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and robbery. The names of the youth cannot be released as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
“This was a senseless and violent incident that left a man with significant injuries,” stated Sergeant Andrew Leaver. “It’s concerning to see the ages of these suspects and we’re hopeful they realize the severity of their actions and make better decisions in the future. We’d like to thank Metro Vancouver Transit Police for their ongoing assistance with this investigation.”
One suspect remains in custody and the other suspect has been released pending a future court appearance.
CONTACT PERSON: Hailey Finnigan