A suspect has been taken into custody by Metro Vancouver Transit Police for the alleged hate crime incident which was reported on yesterday.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Friday, September 28th, 2018, two young men boarded a SkyTrain at Waterfront SkyTrain Station. As they entered the train, another man kicked the foot of one of the young men and then left his seat to aggressively approach him.
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The victim crouched down in fear as the suspect raised his hand as if to hit him, while yelling obscenities and homophobic insults.
As the suspect again became aggressive toward the victim, his husband grabbed him and pulled him away. The suspect then hit the husband in the face, knocking off his glasses.
Once the train pulled into Granville SkyTrain Station, the suspect stepped off the train and spat in the other man’s face. The suspect continued to verbally assault the two men as he walked away.
Transit Police would like to thank the media for their assistance with the identification of the suspect.
Anyone who witnessed this incident, including the unidentified SkyTrain passenger who intervened to assist one of the victims, is asked to contact Transit Police at 604-516-7419 or by text using code 87 77 77 (ref. file# 2018-17964).
Below is a video of the incident:
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