Coquitlam man charged in connection with SkyTrain machete incident

Feb 2 2017, 9:26 pm

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.

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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.