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Woman stabbed with needle near Metrotown

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Burnaby RCMP is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who stabbed a woman with a needle in the Metrotown area last week.

On Aug. 8 at 10:20 a.m., the victim was walking eastbound on the south side of Kingsway when she stopped for a light at McKay Avenue. A man stood beside her and allegedly stabbed her in the leg with a needle.

The victim reported the incident an hour later at the Southwest Community Police Station. She was treated at hospital and released.

"While the nature of this incident is a significant concern for police, it is also highly unusual. As of today, we've had no other reported incidents ," said Burnaby RCMP Insp. Bob Page in a press release. "The suspect's description stands out and we remain hopeful that someone will identify him. That's why we are urging the public to share the suspect's description with your families and friends."

The suspect is described as a dark-skinned man, about 35 years old, five-foot-seven, with dyed blonde short hair. At the time, he was described as wearing a light blue tank top, dark jeans and was carrying three shopping bags.

Anyone with information on the suspect's identity is asked to call Burnaby RCMP at 604-294-7922 or, to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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