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Vancouver Police make arrest for random assaults in park

Darpan News Desk , 06 Jul, 2020
  • Vancouver Police make arrest for random assaults in park

A man has been arrested and charged following multiple random assaults in Queen Elizabeth Park on Sunday. Officers were dispatched to the park after receiving several 9-1-1 calls from multiple witnesses.

Investigators believe the suspect approached multiple people near Cambie Street and West 30th Avenue. He assaulted, threatened, and attempted to rob multiple victims. The victims ranged in age. The man was safely taken into custody by responding officers and transported to hospital, where he is today. He has been charged with one count of robbery, one count of assault causing bodily harm, one count of uttering threats, and four counts of assault.

He will be taken into police custody after he is released from hospital. “We thank the public for calling 9-1-1 so quickly and we’re grateful that the victims were not seriously hurt,” says Sergeant Aaron Roed, VPD. “Police have not been able to speak to the suspect to determine motive, if any, or to identify him, as he was sedated by medical staff at the hospital due to his aggression.”

The victims were offered help through VPD’s Victim Services Section and did not need to attend hospital for treatment.

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