Vancouver Police search for suspect in East Van stranger attack (update)

VANCOUVER Police are searching for a suspect in an unprovoked attack that left an East Vancouver man with significant injuries.

The attack occurred just before 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday as the 58-year-old man was standing by a bus stop near Kingsway and McKinnon Street in the city’s Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood. A stranger began yelling and acting erratically, then attacked the man without provocation before walking off.

A passerby found the injured victim and called 9-1-1. The man, who lives nearby, was taken to hospital with head injuries. He is expected to survive.

Anyone with information is asked to call VPD’s tip line at 604-717-4034.