Surrey man arrested for allegedly spitting in face, grabbing groin of Transit Police in SkyTrain assault

Feb 1 2017, 1:12 am

Metro Vancouver’s Transit Police says Surrey resident Adam Brad Waters has been arrested for assaulting officers during an altercation at SkyTrain’s Metrotown Station on Sunday night.

According to a release, at approximately 9:45 pm, Transit Police officers at Metrotown Station spotted the 29-year-old man on the platform holding an open bottle of cider and carrying a six pack of additional ciders.

When officers approached Waters to speak to him, he responded by smashing the six pack on the floor, and without any provocation he allegedly immediately began to fight with the officers.

As the officers struggled to restrain the man, he allegedly slapped one officer across the face and grabbed the groin area of another officer.

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Following his handcuffed arrest, he apparently continued to struggle and yell at the officers and allegedly spat directly into the face of an officer. Transit Police later determined that he is known to police and was already wanted by Surrey RCMP for domestic assault.

Waters has been charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer and one count of willfully resisting a police officer. Since the incident on Sunday, he has made his first court appearance and was released on an undertaking with conditions that he not ride SkyTrain or enter any of the stations.

“The officers suffered no significant injuries other than discomfort; however, it should be noted that spitting on someone is particularly distasteful and carries with it the potential for transmitting a communicable disease,” reads a release. “The fear of developing a disease preys on the victim’s mind for some time to come.”

Transit Police are reminding the public that they can report an incident on transit directly and discreetly by texting 87-77-77.