Woman arrested for attacking pedestrians, kicking 88-year-old appears in court
A 20-year-old woman who is suspected of committing a number of ‘bizarre’ incidents in downtown Vancouver last week is in court this morning for a bail hearing.
On the night of Feb.29, it’s alleged Ana Jankovic tried to pick up and throw a 31-year-old woman over the pier and into the waters close to Canada Place and Burrard Street. There were prior reports she was attacking pedestrians in the area.
She was apprehended and taken to hospital, where she allegedly kicked an 88-year-old woman lying on a nearby stretcher in the head. The woman was not seriously injured.
Jankovic was eventually transported to a Vancouver jail. Police say when she arrived the handcuffs she was wearing were in her pocket and it appeared she dislocated her own thumbs to free herself. She also appeared to have eaten her hospital bracelet, police said.
Ana Jankovic has now been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and assault.
Police are still looking to identify additional witnesses and potentially other victims who left the area prior to the arrival of officers.
Police say Jankovic is new to Vancouver and has an extensive violent history.
Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to contact the VPD Major Crime Section at 604-717-2541.
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