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Vancouver police arrest man for multiple assaults

Cops nab violent suspect

Vancouver police were quick to nab a Surrey man who was attacking people at random Tuesday afternoon.

VPD Const. Tania Visintin said police arrested the 19-year-old man for attempted robbery, assault and assault with a weapon.

Visintin said the man allegedly approached two men in an underground parking lot near Columbia Street and West 2nd Avenue just after 3:30 p.m. and demanded money from them.

The men called police and the suspect ran away.

The suspect then accosted a passenger in a stopped vehicle. The passenger fought the suspect off and the driver drove away.

When officers arrived on scene, the suspect appeared to grab an elderly man, threatening him with a knife.

Officers were able to free the victim and there were no injuries to the victim or suspect.

“This was a dangerous and dynamic situation,” said Visintin, VPD. “Officers arrived on scene very quickly and thankfully, no one was injured.”



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