After SkyTrain passenger was violently assaulted last week, transit police are seeking to identify the male suspect.
Around 9 a.m. on January 14, a male transit user exited a SkyTrain at the Main Street-Science World Station. As he tapped his Compass Card at the fare gates and walked through, he noticed a man trying multiple fares.
This male suspect then allegedly yelled at the victim, accused him stealing his “tap”, and headbutted the victim.
As the victim tried to fight off the suspect, the suspect allegedly grabbed a metal pipe and struck the victim on the head.
When the victim yelled for help, the suspect fled on foot as a witness immediately called 911.
The victim was taken to hospital where he was treated for a concussion and a head laceration, which required eight staples.
The suspect is described as an olive-skinned male who is about 30 years old and approximately 170 centimetres (five-feet, seven-inches) tall with a medium build.
At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black puffy jacket with a fur-lined hood, black pants, and a scarf around his neck that partially covered his face.
Anyone who has information about this incident or the suspect’s identity is asked to contact Metro Vancouver Transit Police on their tip line at 604-516-7419.
Metro Vancouver Transit Police media relations officer Sgt. Clint Hampton sent out the following surveillance footage of the suspect:
Metro Vancouver Transit Police also released the following video: