Suspect in June stabbing at Surrey hotel arrested in Ontario

man wanted in connection with a stabbing at a Surrey hotel in the 15200-block of 104th Avenue.which occurred on June 14, 2018, has been arrested in Ontario.

Surrey RCMP attended to the hotel after receiving a report of a stabbing inside the hotel. The victim sustained serious injuries and was transported to hospital. The suspect was described as a dark-skinned male with a shaved head.

On September 14, 2018, a charge of aggravated assault was laid and an arrest warrant issued for 29-year-old, Malcolm Drydgen.

The Surrey RCMP High Risk Target Team continued the investigation into his whereabouts and with the collaboration of the Toronto Police Service Fugitive Squad, he was located and arrested in Mississauga, Ontario, on January 7.

Drydgen remains in custody in Mississauga while arrangements are made for his return to Surrey where he will be brought before the court.

“We would like to thank the Toronto Police Service for their assistance in locating and arresting the suspect in this occurrence,” said Staff-Sgt. Kirk Duncan, General Investigation Unit. “This allowed our unit to advance the investigation which will now allow the judicial proceedings begin.”