Transit Police searching for woman who was pushed towards SkyTrain tracks

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Metro Vancouver Transit Police are hoping to contact the victim of a dangerous assault on a SkyTrain platform.

Just before 9 a.m. on Monday, a young woman was standing on the westbound platform at Broadway and Commercial SkyTrain Station when a man grabbed her by the shoulder and pushed her towards the tracks. The woman teetered before regaining her balance, just as the train was pulling in. She then boarded the train and was not seen again.

A witness reported the incident to a SkyTrain Attendant who advised Transit Police. Officers then took the 25 year old suspect into custody a short distance from Stadium-Chinatown Station.

The victim of this incident is described as “possibly an Asian female, mid 20s, 5’3” to 5’5” tall, slim build, long dark hair in a ponytail with a white headband, wearing a grey jacket, burgundy shirt, black tights and dark sunglasses.”

Due to the approaching train and the dangers associated to the electric current on the tracks, this young woman’s life was put in danger and Transit Police would like to speak to her and anyone else who may have witnessed this assault. They are asked to call 604-515-8300 or text 87-77-77 with any information.

Featured Image: Ian Fisher (@electricyvr) via Twitter

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