Another “sickening” assault has come to light in Vancouver’s Chinatown as police say an 89-year-old man was assaulted, Saturday morning.
The assault reportedly took place near Main and Keefer streets, around 10:45 a.m.
Patricia MacDonald, 58, has been charged with assault and was released from custody by the court, according to police.
“Another sickening assault in Chinatown, this time on an 89-year-old senior out for his walk,” said Deputy Chief Const. Howard Chow, with Vancouver Police Department.
“A police officer patrolling in the area arrived seconds after and arrested (a) woman.”
Police said the senior was approached by a woman, who he didn’t know, and was knocked to the ground.
The senior’s injuries were minor, according to police.
VPD officials have said the detachment has increased patrols in the area in response to community concerns regarding rising violence, hate incidents, graffiti and street disorder “spilling over from the Downtown Eastside.”