Abbotsford: The police have made an arrest in relation to the assault of an Uber driver.
According to the Abbotsford police, patrol officers on April 18 responded to the 2300 block of McCallum Road for an assault on an Uber driver at 6:47 am.
Prior to police arrival, the suspect fled the scene on foot, the police added.
In a press release, the police said officers conducted extensive patrols in the area, but the suspect was not located.
The victim in this incident was injured and shaken due to the suspect’s violent actions.
With assistance of Uber and other law enforcement partners, the police managed to identify and arrest the suspect.
The suspect has been identified as 38-year-old William Tickle of Abbotsford, who was arrested on April 27.
Abbotsford police said the BC Prosecution Service has approved charges of Assault Causing Bodily Harm and Uttering Threats against the suspect.
“Abbotsford is not immune to random violent attacks. However, thanks to the timely and full cooperation from Mr. Aman Sood and Uber, we swiftly arrested this violent offender. Incidents like these remain a top priority for Abbotsford Police Department in bringing these offenders before the court to be accountable for their actions,” said Inspector Kevin Murray.