Man arrested after allegedly "slashing" SkyTrain passenger with boxcutter

Jul 21 2020, 2:51 pm

A Vancouver man was arrested and is now facing charges, after allegedly slashing a SkyTrain passenger with a boxcutter in front of Commercial-Broadway SkyTrain Station this past weekend.

According to Metro Vancouver Transit Police, the incident took place around 4:30 pm on Saturday, when a man walked out of the station while followed by another man, who made an “unintelligible” comment towards him.

“This led to an intense argument between the two men,” police said. “As the victim walked away, he noticed the suspect was following him. When the victim turned around, the suspect allegedly produced a box-cutter knife, waved it around in a violent slashing motion and struck the victim multiple times on the gloves he was wearing. The victim also sustained a non-life-threatening laceration to his chest.”

Police said two officers “observed the altercation, confronted the suspect and ordered him to drop the knife, which he did.”

The suspect was then placed in handcuffs and brought into custody.

Now, police said 32-year-old Vancouver resident Sukbinder Singh Sogy – who “has minimal police history – has been charged with Assault with a Weapon. Sogy was released from custody with multiple conditions, including not to have contact with the victim and not to possess knives or weapons.

His next court appearance is scheduled for August 18, 2020, 9:30 am at Vancouver Provincial Court.

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