Suspect in Vancouver bus stop attack on woman arrested

VANCOUVER Police have arrested a person of interest following a disturbing attack on a woman at a bus stop in East Vancouver.

“An alert security guard at Pacific Centre Mall recognized the suspect from yesterday’s media release and called police immediately,” said Constable Tania Visintin on Friday.

On Thursday, a 22-year-old woman was approached by a man while waiting for a bus near Knight Street and East 57 Avenue. The man propositioned her for sex, and when she declined, he kicked her from behind and knocked her to the ground.

The 21-year-old suspect remains in custody at this time. The investigation is ongoing.