Vancouver police release surveillance video of suspect in machete attack

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      Vancouver police are hoping that the public can help identify a suspect in a vicious assault last month.

      Around 7 p.m. on June 19, a man slashed a 49-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman from behind as they were loading luggage into a taxi.

      It occurred near Main and East Hastings streets.

      Today, the VPD released surveillance video from a nearby business that identifies the suspect.

      "Given the time of day and the location of this incident, we believe there were witnesses who have not yet come forward," Const. Tania Visintin said in a news release. "We also believe that people will recognize the suspect and can help us identify him.”

      The suspect is believed to be between 40 and 50 years old. He's about 5'10" and was wearing a black long-sleeve shirt and black sneakers and was carrying an umbrella.

      Police urge anyone with information to contact the major crime unit at 604-717-2541.