Vancouver Police arrest suspect in random assault on senior in Chinatown

VANCOUVER Police on Wednesday arrested a 32-year-old man for an unprovoked assault of an elderly woman in Chinatown.

The 74-year-old victim was standing at a bus stop near Main and Keefer streets at 5:30 a.m. when a stranger walked up behind her and pushed her to the ground. The woman was taken to hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

“Thanks to an astute bystander who called 9-1-1 immediately after witnessing the assault, VPD officers were able to locate the suspect and make a quick arrest,” said Constable Tania Visintin.

Alan Kipson has been charged with one count of assault causing bodily harm.