Two people were taken to hospital from the Alex Fraser Bridge on Friday after a passenger stabbed the man who was driving her during a mental health crisis.
The passenger seriously injured the driver with an “edged weapon,” according to a news release from Delta Police.
A number of bystanders stopped to help, and video from the scene shows the driver with a large bloodstain on his shirt near his torso. An off-duty paramedic was there and helped the victim with his injuries, police said.
Both people were taken to hospital, and the woman is now in police custody.
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“Many members of the public may have witnessed this incident, and potentially captured it on dashcam,” Cris Leykauf, spokesperson for Delta Police, said in the release. “Anyone who has not yet spoken to police, or who may have dashcam is asked to contact the non-emergency line at Delta Police at 604-946-4411.”
Leykauf also thanked those who stopped to help and said added Victims Services is available for those who witnessed the traumatic scene.
The bridge was closed while police responded, which snarled traffic. According to DriveBC, the road was back open again by 1:30 pm.
.@deltapolice @DriveBC @DriveBC_LM #bchwy91 Alex Fraser bridge now clear in all directions / all lanes reopened – please be careful as highway & emergency personnel depart the area pic.twitter.com/l7wrtpiLrm
— Delta Police Traffic Unit (@DPDTraffic) July 17, 2020
BC’s 24-hour mental health crisis line can be reached at 1-800-784-2433.