We may already be in 2018, but unfortunately, we still do have some instances of homophobia here in Vancouver. Transit Police have arrested a man in connection with an assault on a same- sex couple riding the SkyTrain.
The Victims had been assaulted on September 28th after boarding at Waterfront Station. Police said a man confronted the couple, punching one man in the face and trying to kick the other while yelling obscenities and homophobic slurs.
Police released surveillance images of a suspect in the assault Wednesday, and announced they had managed to make an arrest only hours later.
What’s most concerning about this particular incident is that the precipitation factor appears to be the sexual orientation of these two individuals.
The Suspect was located in Vancouver and taken into custody willingly. Police said the 36-year-old Vancouver resident, whose name hasn’t been released, is known to law enforcement, but does not have a criminal record.