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Police seek witnesses in East Vancouver stabbing case

The suspect left the scene on foot, and the VPD hope the public can help in identifying the man
Vancouver police are hoping the public can identify a suspect in a stabbing that took place in the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 5. File photo

A 47-year-old man was stabbed early Tuesday morning in East Vancouver, and police are seeking possible witnesses to the attack.

The Vancouver Police Department said the incident took place in the early hours of January 5, in front of the Astoria Hotel (769 East Hastings Street). 

Police say two men became engaged in an altercation at that location at around 2 a.m. During that fight, the victim was stabbed by the suspect, who then left the scene on foot, heading west on Hastings.

“The victim was taken to hospital where, thankfully, he was treated for non-life threatening injures,” says Constable Tania Visintin, VPD in a media release. “We want to speak with the other person involved and anyone else who may have seen this altercation take place.”

The suspect is described as being approximately five feet ten inches tall with a thin build. He was wearing a black rain jacket, black sweat pants and a grey baseball hat at the time of the altercation. 

Anyone with information regarding the incident or who can identify the suspect is asked to call Vancouver police investigators at 604-717-4022.

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