News

New West man charged for SkyTrain stabbing

A 26-year-old New Westminster man has been charged in connection with a serious stabbing on the SkyTrain following the Celebration of Light fireworks display in Vancouver on July 27.

Transit Police say a woman ran off an eastbound train after it arrived at Edmonds station in Burnaby at about 1:40 a.m on Sunday. She was screaming that her boyfriend had been stabbed.

Police said the investigation revealed the couple boarded the train at Main Street Station and became involved in an argument with another young couple and another man who boarded at Broadway Station.

During the altercation a knife was pulled and the woman's boyfriend was stabbed in the arm. The three who got on at Broadway ran off the train with one of the men and the woman being arrested immediately, according to police. The other man, the suspected stabber, managed to get away although the knife was recovered.

The victim, a 40-year-old Surrey man, was taken to hospital where he received 15 staples to the wound and later released.

The suspect was arrested at his home in New Westminster and is known to police.

Crown counsel has approved charges of assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm against Blaine Michael Alan Dunn.

Transit Police said Dunn has appeared in court and released but is under a curfew to not leave his home between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., and to abstain from alcohol or unprescribed drugs.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Burnaby man charged in Vancouver stabbing death
 
More arrests on Burnaby Mountain as survey crew finishes one site
 
Burnaby will seek compensation for protest policing costs: Mayor
BCA leaves nothing to chance
 
Seven seniors flu clinics reinstated
 
Fire at Surrey home claims cat
Richmond Christmas Fund Drive-thru another success
 
Oil-soaked seagulls on the mend
 
Report fuels Veterans Affairs criticism

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 28 edition online now. Browse the archives.