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Man charged with assault after young woman punched in the face on SkyTrain

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(Aired April, 29, 2020) Metro Vancouver Transit Police are investigating a brutal assault on a young woman on SkyTrain, that appears to be racially-motivated. Rumina Daya has the details – Apr 29, 2020

A man has been identified and arrested following a violent attack of a young woman on the SkyTrain.

The man is a 51-year-old Vancouver resident of no fixed address and was arrested Wednesday, Sgt. Clint Hampton of the Metro Vancouver Transit Police said in a video posted to Twitter.

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Court records show Sandy Sanderson has been charged with assault causing bodily harm and mischief under $5,000.

The woman suffered significant swelling to her face, a bloody nose and a cut above her eye after the attack last Saturday morning at Waterfront Station in Vancouver.

A man had been staring at her on the SkyTrain, police said, then started yelling at her: “You people are why my daughter is sick!”

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He punched her in the face multiple times, police said, then grabbed her by her hair and slammed her head into the seats.

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