Vancouver – One man, who was armed with a machete on a busy SkyTrain, remains in
hospital after being shot by a VPD officer.
Metro Vancouver Transit Police responded to the 29th Avenue Station at around 8:30
this morning after receiving reports that a man was allegedly threatening passengers
with a machete. When officers located him in a SkyTrain car, they evacuated the
train and the surrounding area, and closed the doors to the car, containing the man
Transit Police requested the assistance of the VPD, who arrived on scene minutes
later. As negotiations continued, the man broke his way out through the closed train
doors with the machete. He refused to follow police directions to drop the weapon
and was shot by a VPD officer.
The still unidentified suspect was taken to hospital. There is no further
information is available about his condition at this time. The IIO has been
contacted and will be investigating.