May 2, 2014 3:20 pm

Police search for victim of alleged assault on SkyTrain platform

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Transit police are hoping to contact the victim of an alleged assault on a Vancouver SkyTrain platform on Monday.

Shortly before 9 a.m., a young woman was standing on the westbound platform at the Broadway and Commercial SkyTrain station when a man allegedly grabbed  her by the shoulder and pushed her towards the tracks, police said.

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“The woman teetered before regaining her balance, just as the train was pulling in. She then boarded the train and was not spotted again,” transit police spokesperson Anne Drennan said in a release, adding that she seemed shocked after the incident.

Police were able to track down a 25-year-old suspect near Stadium Station after a witness reported the incident to a transit attendant.

The man was taken to hospital for a psychiatric assessment and may face charges related to the incident.

The victim of this alleged assault is described as a female who may be Asian, in her mid 20s, between 5’3″ and 5’5″ tall, with a slim build and long dark hair in a ponytail.

She was wearing a white headband, grey jacket, burgundy shirt, black tights and dark sunglasses.

“Due to the approaching train and the dangers associated to the electric current on the tracks, this young woman’s life was endangered,” Drennan said.

Anyone with information related to this incident, or who may have witnessed it, is asked to call 604-515-8300 or text 87-77-77.

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