New Westminster: New Westminster police investigate a stabbing that took place in a park on March 14.
Police say officers responded to a 911 call about a stabbing in Westminster Pier Park around 5pm. Upon arrival, patrol officers located the victim who had suffered a deep non-life threatening laceration. The victim was provided first aid at the scene and transported to hospital, police say.
Police learned that an altercation took place between two groups of youth inside the park. A suspect who was not known to the victim assaulted the victim with an edged weapon, causing her injury. The suspect then fled towards the Columbia SkyTrain Station. Investigators spent the next several hours gathering evidence in and around the scene.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, approximately seventeen years of age, with short shaggy blonde hair, wearing a black sweater and black pants.
“At this time, we believe this is an isolated incident,” Sergeant Andrew Leaver say.
“It is troubling that a dispute has escalated to this level of violence, especially in one of our city parks. We are committed to making our parks safe spaces to gather, and we encourage anyone who witnessed the event to help bring the person responsible to justice,” he adds.