Hunt for Surrey transit officer shooting suspect intensifies

Jan 31 2019, 4:29 pm

Less than 24 hours have passed since a Transit Police officer was shot at the Scott Road SkyTrain station in Surrey.

Although the SkyTrain station and the surrounding streets have been reopened to the public, an increased police presence remains in the area.

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Vehicles travelling from King George Boulevard to 114th Avenue and 124 A Street to 124th Street will be subject to police checks. TransLink has also confirmed that train service at Scott Road Station has returned to normal, and the bus bridge has been discontinued.

Non-residents have been asked to stay away from the area as the investigation continues.

Those living around the area are able to resume their day-to-day activities, although they’re reminded to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police.

The suspect is described as an adult male in his 20s with dark skin, a dark stubble goatee and a moustache.

He was last seen wearing a blue hoodie and white Nike running shoes with large black “swoosh.” He’s believed to be armed and anyone who sees him is warned to not approach the suspect, but to call 911 immediately.

A dedicated tip line is open for the public to report any information that can assist this investigation: 604-502-6284.

If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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