The incident happened around 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 after the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver security guard asked the suspect, who was lingering in the breezeway of the hotel, to leave the area.
The suspect then pulled a knife from his jacket and approached the security guard.
Police describe the suspect as a 20- to 30-year-old man with light skin and between five-foot-nine-inches to six feet tall, wearing a blue rain jacket with the hood up, grey pants, and grey runners. He was carrying an orange "dry bag"-style backpack.
“We’ve now obtained surveillance video that captures images of the suspect and the offence,” says VPD Cst. Tania Visintin. “Given the time of day and the location of this incident, we believe there may be witnesses who have not come forward. We also believe that people will recognize the suspect and can help us identify him.”
Vancouver police ask anyone who can identify the suspect or who has any information to call 604-717-4034.