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A man has been arrested and charged in connection to a random stabbing inside a downtown Vancouver Tim Hortons last Saturday.
The Vancouver Police Department released surveillance footage Monday of the horrific, unprovoked attack that sent a 25-year-old Mexican tourist to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Tuesday afternoon, 27-year-old David Richard Morin was arrested near Granville and Helmcken streets, and he's facing a single count of aggravated assault.
“We’re relieved to have made an arrest so quickly in this troubling case, and hope this helps restore the sense of safety that some people have lost,” said Sgt. Steve Addison. “Everyone who came forward with information deserves credit for this quick arrest.”
The 25-year-old victim, who had recently arrived in Canada, is recovering from his serious injuries.
Sgt. Addison said a number of people provided information to police after the surveillance video was released, and Morin, from the Downtown Eastside are of Vancouver, was located walking in the downtown core.
Morin appeared in court Wednesday morning, and he remains in custody.
The VPD is holding a livestreamed press conference about the investigation at 12:30 p.m.