Metro Vancouver’s Transit Police have issued an arrest warrant for 30-year-old Kimberly Amelia Angus for allegedly attacking a 67-year-old woman while riding the 99 B-Line.
The incident on Tuesday, February 10 at 1:30 p.m. was unprovoked. Angus apparently accused the victim of staring and yelling profanities at her before punching and knocking the elderly woman.
Other passengers intervened in the incident, and Transit Police and Transit Security officers arrived at Broadway and Commercial to take the suspect into custody.
Angus failed to appear in court on Wednesday, which led police to issue a warrant for her arrest. She has a prior history with police.
Police say the victim was on her way to a doctor’s appointment and is now traumatized by the incident. Following the incident, police took the victim to the doctor’s office for examination and treatment.
“The passengers who came to the assistance of the victim are to be commended for their actions,” reads a statement by Transit Police. “Without their intervention the victim’s injuries may have been more severe.”
To report crime or uncomfortable and suspicious behaviour on Metro Vancouver’s public transit system, you can discreetly text message dispatchers 24/7 at text number 87-77-77 or the free On Duty app on both iOS and Android.
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