Man allegedly pulls knife on fellow passenger during fight on Vancouver bus

Mar 27 2020, 4:26 pm

Metro Vancouver Transit Police is investigating after two men allegedly got into a fight on a TransLink bus with one of them pulling a knife on the other.

According to Transit Police Sgt. Clint Hampton, the incident took place Thursday evening on a bus travelling in the 700 block of 41st Avenue.

The fight escalated, and one of the men pulled a knife on the other.

Hampton told Daily Hive the two men were strangers, and police believe both of them were “highly intoxicated” at the time of the incident, and “this likely played a role.”

Both men were arrested but later released, and no charges are being recommended at this time.

“Through the process of the investigation we will determine if charges are appropriate,” said Hampton.

He added that in the midst of everything that is going on, Transit Police are “still working and ensuring the transit system is safe [and] won’t tolerate violence on transit.”

At a time like this, he added, “we should be helping one another, not fighting.”

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