Vancouver Police arrest suspect in coffee shop stabbing

THE man accused of stabbing a Mexican tourist inside a downtown Tim Hortons has been arrested by Vancouver Police following a dynamic three-day investigation.

David Richard Morin, 27, was taken into custody near Granville and Helmcken streets shortly after 4 p.m. on Tuesday by members of VPD’s Emergency Response Team.

“We’re relieved to have made an arrest so quickly in this troubling case, and hope this helps restore the sense of safety that some people have lost,” said Sgt. Steve Addison on Wednesday. “Everyone who came forward with information deserves credit for this quick arrest.”

Earlier this week, VPD released video of the stabbing, which occurred inside the Tim Hortons at Harbour Centre around 6:20 a.m. Saturday. The victim, a 25-year-old newcomer to Canada, is recovering from serious and life-threatening injuries.

“A number of people came forward with information after seeing the video, and thanks to help from the public, investigators identified a suspect from the Downtown Eastside,” said Addison. “VPD officers located the suspect walking in the downtown core Tuesday afternoon and took him into custody.”

Morin appeared in court on Wednesday morning and has been charged with one count of aggravated assault. He remains in custody.