SkyTrain Good Samaritan Attacked After Stopping Sexual Harassment

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UPDATE - June 15, 2016: As a result of media coverage, the three suspects involved in the incident have been identified, said Transit Police. They have been interviewed by authorities and the investigation continues.

Metro Vancouver Transit Police are looking for three men who attacked a Good Samaritan after he stopped them from sexually harassing a female passenger.

On June 9 at about 11:20 pm, the three suspects boarded the SkyTrain at Sperling Station and told the woman that they were going to follow her home, according to a news release on Tuesday.

One sat beside her, and joked with his friends about raping her, said Transit Police.

skytrain good samaritan attackMetro Vancouver Transit Police released suspect photos related to the attack.

The Good Samaritan approached and told him to leave the woman alone, leading the first suspect to start swearing and threatening him.

At Lougheed Station, the Good Samaritan got off the train — and was followed by two of the suspects who punched him in the face and upper body, before getting back on the SkyTrain.

The victim boarded a separate car, held the door open and pushed the emergency alarm strip. The three suspects again approached and punched him again before fleeing.

Victim taken to hospital

Transit police arrived moments later, but could not locate the suspects.

The victim was taken to hospital with a bleeding nose and a sore left forearm. He was treated and later released.

  • Suspect 1 is described as a white male, 20 to 25 years old, six feet tall, thin build, short brown hair, wearing a red Hurley shirt, blue jeans and a black baseball hat.
  • Suspect 2 is described as a white male, early 20s, 5’9” tall, medium to heavy build, short brown hair, short beard and moustache, wearing a blue NFL jersey with the name “Johnson” and the number 81 on the front, and dark jeans.
  • Suspect 3 is described as a white male, 20 years old, 5’9” tall, heavy build, short brown hair, wearing a grey sweatshirt with red hood and sleeves, black shorts, and grey skate shoes.
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Anyone with any information is asked to call Transit Police at (604) 515-8300 or text at 87 77 77.

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