3 men identified in SkyTrain assault and sexual harassment

Jun 15 2016, 8:27 pm

Three men have been identified by Transit Police following an assault and alleged sexual harassment on the SkyTrain on June 9.

Transit Police say they’ve interviewed the men and they were found thanks to widespread media coverage.

Last Thursday, the men boarded a train at Sperling Station and called out to a woman, saying they were going to follow her home. One of the men then sat beside another woman and joked to his two friends about raping her.

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A man witnessing this decided to try and intervene, telling him to leave the woman alone. The man allegedly uttering the rape threats then began swearing at the intervener, saying he was going to follow him off the train.

When the intervener got off the train at Lougheed Station, two of the three suspects got off the train, punched him in his face and upper body, and got back on the train. The victim got on a separate car and pushed the yellow emergency strip.

The three men then got off the train again and one of them punched the man in the face before all of the suspects ran off.

An investigation is still ongoing.

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