Vancouver police issue warning after woman kicked to the ground at bus stop

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      Update: Vancouver police announced on October 8 that they arrested a "person of interest" in the attack. The original story follows below:

      A vicious and unprovoked attack has Vancouver police "very concerned" for public safety.

      On October 5, a stranger sexually propositioned a woman at a bus stop. Then, according to the VPD, he kicked her to the ground.

      The attack occurred near Knight Street and East 57th Avenue in East Vancouver.

      "We’re telling the public about this case, because we’re worried someone else could get hurt,” Sgt. Steve Addison said in a news release.

      The victim is a 22-year-old resident of South Vancouver. The suspect showed her a condom and a pornographic image on his phone before the assault.

      She was not seriously injured.

      The suspect is described as an Asian man in his 20s with a small build and short, dark hair.

      He had a black and red camouflage backpack and was wearing a red ski jacket, a white hoodie, red pleather pants, and Air Force 1 basketball shoes.

      Anyone with information is being encouraged to call the VPD's sex crimes unit at 604-717-0600.

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