Police arrest assault suspect who asked a woman at Vancouver bus stop for sex

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The Vancouver Police announced Friday that they have arrested a person of interest today following a disturbing attack on a woman at a bus stop in East Vancouver. (File Photo – Vancouver Police)

“An alert security guard at Pacific Centre Mall recognized the suspect from yesterday’s media release and called police immediately,” says Constable Tania Visintin, VPD.

Yesterday, a 22-year-old woman was approached by a man while waiting for a bus near Knight Street and East 57th Avenue. The man propositioned her for sex, and when she declined, he kicked her from behind and knocked her to the ground.

The 21-year-old suspect remains in custody at this time, the Vancouver Police said, adding that the investigation is ongoing.

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