Surrey man arrested after alleged assault on SkyTrain passenger

Oct 19 2017, 8:19 pm

An alleged assault on the SkyTrain earlier this week has landed a 32-year-old Surrey man in custody. He is now facing charges in connection with the incident.

At approximately 7:25 pm on Monday, the alleged victim boarded the train at King George Station in Surrey and sat down.

A second man – the suspect – boarded and sat just in front of the victim, who took a call on his cell phone. When the victim ended his phone call, the suspect turned around and allegedly began yelling and swearing at the victim, threatening him with violence.

As the train pulled into Surrey Central Station, the suspect allegedly grabbed the victim, punching him and throwing him out the train doors, onto the platform, where he allegedly kicked him before getting back on the train.

Several witnesses on scene called the police, and the victim suffered bruising and abrasions as a result of the incident.

A description of the suspect and his direction of travel were broadcast to Transit Police.

Two officers then intercepted the train at Royal Oak Station and took the suspect into custody.

Now, Jeremy William Thayer has been charged with assault and uttering threats.

Police said Thayer is well-known to them and has been remanded in custody until this Friday, when he will make his next appearance in Surrey Provincial Court.

The victim suffered injuries of bruising and abrasions.

“We thank the witnesses who came to the aid of the victim and called the police but would like to speak to any additional passengers who witnessed this incident or anyone who may also have been victimized by this suspect,” said Transit Police in a release.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Transit Police at 604-515-8300, or text 87 77 77.

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