Man arrested following stabbing on Metro Vancouver bus

Richmond News

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A 21-year-old Richmond man has been arrested following a stabbing incident on a public transit bus Tuesday afternoon.

A TransLink bus is cordoned off at the Domo gas station on No. 3 Road south of Cambie in Richmond on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Photo submitted by Liz via Richmond News

Police responded to multiple 9-1-1 calls at around 2 p.m. to an incident on the 410 TransLink bus, close to No. 3 and Cambie roads in Richmond, which led to a 42-year-old male passenger being taken to hospital in critical condition.

BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) told the Richmond News earlier that an ambulance “transported the patient to hospital in critical condition.”

The area had been cordoned off, with witnesses reporting a total of 17 police cars on the scene, including officers with tactical gear.

Another witness, Peter Chen, watched the incident unfold from the platform of the nearby Aberdeen Canada Line station.

He told the Richmond News that he saw a man being arrested by police, after he stepped off a bus at the gas station.

“He was ordered to get on the ground by officers armed with what looked like rifles,” Chen told the News.

“I heard the sirens before the bus even arrived, so I think the bus driver must have called ahead.”

Photo by Rob Akimow

Chen said the few passengers left on the bus were escorted off by police, along with driver.

Police are appealing for any witnesses, including the passengers, to contact them on 604-278-1212.