Surrey's Scott Road Station open following Wednesday's shooting

Jan 31 2019, 2:23 pm

A Surrey SkyTrain station has re-opened after a transit officer was shot on Wednesday afternoon.

According to TransLink, Scott Road Station re-opened to the public Thursday morning, train service has returned to normal, and the bus bridge has been discontinued.

Following the shooting, trains were not stopping at the station as police completed their investigation. People who were travelling on the Expo Line who wanted to get to Scott Road Station were required to travel to Gateway Station.

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According to Surrey RCMP, police received calls about a shooting at approximately 4:20 pm. At the same time, the detachment was alerted by Metro Vancouver Transit Police that one of their officers had been shot at Scott Road SkyTrain Station.

Surrey RCMP said the officer was transported to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Authorities are actively looking for the suspect, who may be armed.

Following the shooting, police released a surveillance photo and video of a suspect in connection with the incident.

Police described the suspect as a man in his 20s, with dark skin, a dark stubble goatee, and a moustache. He was last seen wearing a blue hoodie and white, Nike runners with a large black “swoosh”.

A tip line has also been set up for the public to provide any information which can assist in this investigation. That number is 604-502-6284.

With files from Eric Zimmer. 

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