February 20, 2018

Suspect in Skytrain stabbing spree appears in court

Crown counsel wants bail denied for one of the two teen girls facing charges after a stabbing spree on Skytrain. Crown says the 14 year old has a history of violence and was on bail at the time and should remain in custody as she is a safety risk. Crown also wants a psychiatric assessment done. Defence opposes the move says his client was not an … [Read more...]

Teenage girls go on stabbing rampage on Skytrain in Surrey

Two teenage girls are in police custody after a stabbing rampage on Skytrain last night. Transit police spokeswoman Anne Drennan says she's never heard anything quite like this. She says around 11:30 p.m., a 14- and 15-year-old girl first confronted two women at the Gateway station in Surrey, one of them slashing one woman's arm. "The two suspects … [Read more...]

Teenage girl arrested for allegedly stabbing ex-boyfriend at skytrain station

Transit Police say they've arrested a 17 year old girl accused of stabbing her 28 year old ex-boyfriend. The force says the two had been drinking Friday afternoon and evening, and the girl allegedly followed the man onto a bus and skytrain where they argued. She is accused of stabbing him in the leg at the Gateway skytrain station in Surrey early … [Read more...]

Man charged after 480 Skytrain seats slashed

A Surrey man has been arrested and is facing charges after almost 500 Skytrain seats were slashed. Transit police spokesperson Anne Drennan says between August and November 480 Skytrain seats were slashed. Drennan says damages cost over 45-thousand dollars. "This investigation required our members to review hundreds, literally hundreds and hundreds … [Read more...]

Skytrain witness comes forward

Transit police say the witness they'd been looking for in connection with the bomb found on Skytrain tracks earlier this month has come forward. Police say he has been co-operative and provided valuable information. An explosive device was found on the guideway between Gateway and Scott Road stations.   Transit police say the investigation is … [Read more...]

Another SkyTrain bomb scare, this time at New West Station

Yet another bomb scare at a SkyTrain station. This time it was in New West, as a man found a pipe covered with white powder and brought it to an attendant around 9:30 Monday evening. "Because of this, they felt it was suspicious enough that perhaps the bomb squad should be called in and because the squad was working on a call not too far away, they … [Read more...]

Foul play not suspected in Skytrain death

Transit Police say foul play is not suspected in a deadly medical emergency at Metrotown Skytrain Station just before 11:30 this morning. The death caused the closure of that station and led to lengthy delays. Metrotown has since re-opened and service is back to normal. There is no connection between this incident and the discovery of an explosive … [Read more...]

Metrotown Skytrain station open again

Metrotown Skytrain station has now re-opened following a medical emergency earlier today. It's believed a person was struck and killed by a train. That has not been confirmed by authorities. Skytrain is still single-tracking through that station, so there may be some delays as trains are held to allow the oncoming train through.   CKNW … [Read more...]

Major disruptions on Skytrain

A medical emergency has forced another major stoppage of Metro Vancouver's Skytrain service. Metrotown Station is currently closed due to a medical emergency. Expo Line trains are running between Waterfront and Joyce; and Royal Oak to King George. A bus bridge is being set up between Joyce and Royal Oak. No word yet on when service will be … [Read more...]

Additional cameras may be installed on skytrain line following bomb scare

Transit Police still don't have a suspect in relation to Friday's bomb scare. Spokesperson Anne Drennan says her force has received tips but there is yet to be a break in the investigation. She says going forward, signs could be placed to warn riders to watch out for suspicious items. Installing additional cameras is also on the table. Despite the … [Read more...]