A food delivery boy is expected to survive despite sustaining numerous stab wounds to his chest and neck after an unknown attacker attacked him in Vancouver’s Chinatown on Sunday night (September 12).
The 22-year-old was locking up his bike near Gore Avenue and East Pender Street around 6 p.m. when someone approached him from behind and began stabbing him, police say.
The Vancouver Police Department said the worker was stabbed multiple times in the neck and chest, but still managed to call 911 for help. Several people in the area provided first aid to the worker until police arrived.
“His injuries were life threatening, but we now expect him to recover,” said Sgt. said Steve Addison in a press release.
A number of witnesses provided police with a description of the suspect, and officers arrested a 43-year-old man in Crab Park shortly thereafter. VPD recommended charges against them.
“We commend the bystanders who comforted the injured victim after the attack, and others who provided eyewitness information that led to the swift arrest of a violent offender,” Addison said.