47-year-old man stabbed outside of Astoria Hotel: VPD

Jan 7 2021, 10:38 am

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A man was rushed to the hospital early Tuesday morning after a stabbing in front of East Vancouver’s Astoria Hotel.

The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) says the incident occurred just after 2 am at 769 East Hastings Street. A witness called the police to report “two men who were engaged in a physical altercation.”

“During the altercation, the victim was stabbed by the suspect,” reads a statement from the VPD. “The suspect then walked away west on Hastings Street.”

The victim, a 47-year-old male, was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

“We want to speak with the other person involved and anyone else who may have seen this altercation take place,” says Constable Tania Visintin.

The suspect is described as approximately 5’10” tall with a thin build. At the time of the incident, he wore a black rain jacket, black sweat pants, and a grey baseball hat.

Anyone with information on the incident or who can identify a suspect is asked to contact investigators at 604-717-4022.