Police share footage related to Downtown Eastside machete attack (VIDEO)

Jul 6 2022, 8:41 pm

Vancouver police have shared new footage related to an alleged violent machete attack that took place in the Downtown Eastside last month.

On June 20, the Vancouver Police put out a news release that involved a series of attacks that took place that weekend. That release included details about a machete attack that left two people injured.

Police say that a man allegedly slashed two victims including a 49-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman using a machete while they were loading luggage into a taxi.

They were both sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The new imagery that VPD has shared includes a video and a photo of the suspect.

Police are describing him as a man between 40 and 50 years old, at a height of about 5’10”.

Around the time of the attack, the suspect was seen wearing a black long sleeve shirt, grey pants, black sneakers and was carrying an umbrella as you can see in the video.

In a statement, VPD Constable Tania Visintin said that the video was obtained from a surveillance camera at a nearby business.

Given the time of day and the location of this incident, we believe there were witnesses who have not yet come forward. We also believe that people will recognize the suspect and can help us identify him.”

Anyone with information is being asked to call the VPD Major Crime Unit at 604-717-2451.

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