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Shocking video shows woman shoved to SkyTrain platform after coffee thrown at her head

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Metro Vancouver Transit Police are searching for the identity of a man wanted in connection to an assault on a Skytrain platform April 6. Video shows the victim getting hit by a coffee cup and being pushed to the ground – May 2, 2018

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Metro Vancouver Transit Police have released a video of an assault on a SkyTrain platform and are hoping the public can identify the suspect.

The video, taken on April 6 at approximately 10:45 a.m., shows a woman rushing to board a train at New Westminster SkyTrain Station. She did not make the train and the doors closed.

Police say she believes, in her haste, that she inadvertently bumped into the suspect while trying to reach the train.

In the video, the man and woman can then be seen exchanging words, before the woman walks away.

That is when the suspect allegedly threw his coffee on the woman’s back and head. As she turns around again and comes towards him, he pushes her to the ground.

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She can be seen falling backwards and striking her head on the platform.

Police say another passenger came to the aid of the woman and the suspect left.

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The victim, a 42-year-old New Westminster woman, was taken to hospital for minor neck and back injuries and bruising.

Police say she was very upset by the event but she is doing well.

Do you recognize this man as pictured at the New Westminster SkyTrain station on April 6?. Transit police handout

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man in his mid-30s, approximately six feet tall, with a medium build, short black hair and possibly blue eyes. He was wearing a black hoodie with white designs on the pocket area and carrying a coffee.

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Anyone who recognizes this suspect, or has any information regarding this incident, is asked to call the Metro Vancouver Transit Police tip line at 604-516-7419 and refer to file# 18-6202, or text them at 87-77-77.

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