A man was arrested for randomly stabbing a Mexican tourist at a Tim Hortons in downtown Vancouver early Saturday morning.
The incident was filmed by a surveillance camera.
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David Richard Morin, 27, was taken into custody near Granville and Helmcken streets Tuesday around 4 p.m., Vancouver police said in a statement.
“A number of people came forward with information after viewing the video, and with the help of the public, investigators have identified a Downtown Eastside suspect,” the sergeant said. said Steve Addison. “VPD officers located the suspect walking downtown on Tuesday afternoon and took him into custody.”
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The victim, a 25-year-old man, was queuing at the cafe when a man approached from behind and ‘stabbed him repeatedly’ in the back and shoulder before fleeing the store, police said Monday.
He is expected to survive.
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“We are relieved to have made an arrest so quickly in this troubling case, and hope this will help restore the sense of security that some people have lost,” Addison added. “All who provided information are to be commended for this quick arrest.”
Morin appeared in court Wednesday morning and was charged with one count of aggravated assault. He remains in custody.
— with files by Elizabeth McSheffrey
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