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SkyTrain stabbing suspect arrested

A 26-year-old New Westminster man has been arrested by Transit Police for a stabbing on the SkyTrain following Saturday's Celebration of Light fireworks display in Vancouver.

Transit Police say a woman ran off an eastbound train after it arrived at Edmonds station in Burnaby at about 1:40 a.m on Sunday. She was screaming that her boyfriend had been stabbed.

Police said the investigation revealed the couple boarded the train at Main Street Station and became involved in an argument with another young couple and another man who boarded at Broadway Station.

During the altercation a knife was pulled and the woman's boyfriend was stabbed in the arm. The three who got on at Broadway ran off the train with one of the men and the woman being arrested immediately, according to police. The other man, the suspected stabber, managed to get away although the knife was recovered.

The victim, a 40-year-old Surrey man, was taken to hospital where he received 15 staples to the wound and later released.

The suspect was arrested at his home in New Westminster and is known to police. A charge of assault with a weapon causing bodily harm has been recommended to Crown counsel.

Transit Police said everyone involved in the incident was intoxicated.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any relevant information is asked to call Transit Police at 604-515-8300 or Crimestoppers.

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