Vancouver Police appeal for help to identify knife-wielding man

Video footage

VANCOUVER Police have released video of man who tried to attack a hotel concierge with a knife earlier this month, and are asking anyone who knows the suspect to call police.

“This incident undoubtedly terrified the victim, who was only doing his job when the man pulled a knife and chased him,” said Constable Tania Visintin on Friday. “We have not yet identified the suspect, so we’ve released this video with hopes that someone out there knows who he is.”

The concierge was working at a hotel on Robson Street on October 8 when he confronted a man who had entered the parkade and was peering into cars. The man pulled out a knife and allegedly threatened the hotel employee, before fleeing out to the street. A passerby saw the commotion and called police, but the suspect fled before police arrived.

The suspect is a bald and clean-shaven man in his 30s. He was wearing a black jacket over an orange shirt, with black pants, and had multiple cuts and bruises.

Anyone with information is asked to call 604-717-4022.