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Coquitlam man charged in connection with SkyTrain machete incident

Eric Zimmer Feb 02, 2017 6:39 am 1,593

A machete-wielding man who was shot by police at a Skytrain station in December is now facing charges in connection with the incident.

Christopher Lee Boyda, a 37-year-old Coquitlam resident, is charged with assault with a weapon and uttering threats, VPD Const. Jason Doucette said on Thursday.

Boyda was released from hospital, arrested, and is now in custody.

On December 19, around 8:30 am, Transit Police and the VPD responded to the 29th Avenue SkyTrain station, after receiving reports that a man was allegedly threatening passengers with a machete. He was shot by Vancouver police.

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The incident shut down 29th Avenue Station for over six hours, adding to the significant snow-related delays that were already plaguing the transit system.

As this matter is now before the courts, no further information can be provided, police said.

Eric Zimmer
Staff Writer at Daily Hive.

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