A teen boy was stabbed near Metrotown, which has led to a Burnaby RCMP investigation.
The incident occurred on the Family Day stat holiday just after 5:30 pm when a victim of a stabbing ran into a business near the 4500 block of Central Boulevard. The victim told staff an unknown man stabbed him.
Frontline Burnaby RCMP officers responded to the weapons call. Police initially secured the scene and detained someone in the area, but that person was released without being charged.
The victim was transported to the hospital and treated for a non-life-threatening injury.
Burnaby RCMP told Daily Hive that the investigation is ongoing and that the suspect, who has yet to be identified, “remains outstanding.”
Someone who goes by @Metrotowner on Twitter witnessed a police action, which may be related to the stabbing, and described it as a “Wild West saloon scene.”
#Metrotown Wild West saloon scene. I sat in McDonalds. Six police officers and security stormed in shouting at three youths at a table: Get down! Get on the floor! As they lied there and were handcuffed, an officer told one ‘You are under arrest for a concealed weapon.’
— Metrotowner (@metrotowner) February 21, 2023
Based on the information available and the victim suggesting that they did not know who stabbed them, there’s a chance that the Metrotown incident was a stranger attack.
This incident may bring back memories of another stabbing at Metrotown in December 2021, when a woman was stabbed before succumbing to her injuries at a hospital. However, unlike the recent incident, the victim and suspect were known to each other.