Man stabbed at Lougheed Town Centre SkyTrain Station

A man who confronted a group of males that was smashing bottles at Lougheed Town Centre SkyTrain Station was stabbed after trying to halt the dangerous activity, Metro Vancouver Transit Police said on Friday.

At approximately 8:40 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, a man walking along Lougheed Highway noticed a group of three men standing outside Lougheed Town Centre SkyTrain Station, throwing glass  bottles onto the sidewalk below where he was walking.

The man approached the group in an effort to stop them throwing glass bottles. One of the men in the group shoved the man to the ground. As he rose to his feet, he was allegedly attacked by the whole group who began throwing punches. The victim attempted to defend himself, but at some point noticed that he had been stabbed and was bleeding profusely, said Sgt. Clint Hampton.

Metro Vancouver Transit Police officers and Burnaby RCMP arrived moments later and conducted patrols of the area, but were unable to locate the individuals. The victim remains in hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries.

Suspect 1 is described as a white male, early 20s, 5’3″ tall, slim build, short dark hair, wearing a grey hoody (hood down), black shorts, carrying a skateboard.

Suspect 2 is described as a dark-skinned male, early 20s, 5’6″ tall, average to husky build, dark brown tall afro, wearing a red hoody.

Suspect 3 is described as a white male, early 20s, 5’6″ tall, slim build.

Transit Police say they never recommend that anyone put themselves in harm’s way; however, the man in this incident did what he believed was right by trying to stop this group’s dangerous behavior.

Anyone with any information regarding these three suspects or who may have witnessed this incident, but not yet spoken to police, is asked to contact Transit Police at 604-515-8300 or text at 87-77-77.