Stabbing on TransLink bus in Vancouver sends man to hospital


A man is in custody and another sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after an assault and stabbing on a transit bus Christmas Eve.

Just after 1:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, two men began fighting on a TransLink bus near East 12th and Kingsway.

A number of passengers, witnessing the altercation, called 911.

During the melee, one of the men produced a knife and stabbed the other man.

Police responded immediately and located the victim, a man in his 60s, and sent him to hospital.

The suspect, who is also in his 60s, was identified and police caught up with him, taking him into custody.

He’s facing a charge of assault with a weapon.

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No word on a motive for the assault, or if the two knew each other.