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.
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.