18-year-old charged with attempted murder in alleged UBC assault

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WATCH: Attempted murder charges have now been laid in connection with a serious assault on the UBC campus. As Catherine Urquhart reports, the suspect has been identified as Thamer Hameed Almestadi – Oct 5, 2016

An 18-year-old man is facing several charges following an alleged assault in a University of British Columbia student residence on Tuesday morning.

Thamer Almestadi has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.

Thamer Almestadi, 18, has been charged with attempted murder in an incident on the UBC campus.

University RCMP officers were called to the 2500-block of West Mall at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 4 after getting a report of a suspect being held down by a man.

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Although police are in the early stages of the investigation, they said it appears the suspect was caught and held down by a Good Samaritan following the alleged assault of a woman.

Police said the victim was taken to the hospital following the attack. The name of the female victim has not been released and a publication ban has been placed on this case.

Almestadi appeared in Richmond Provincial Court on Wednesday morning.

He will remain in custody until his next court appearance on Oct. 11.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact University RCMP at 604-224-1322.

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