Update: February 2, 2017
Vancouver Police are continuing their investigation into yesterday’s police-involved shooting.
Metro Vancouver Transit Police and the VPD responded to the 29th Avenue SkyTrain Station at around 8:30 yesterday morning after receiving reports that a man was allegedly threatening passengers with a machete.
As negotiations continued, the man broke his way out through the closed train doors with the machete. He refused to comply with the officers’ directions to drop his weapon. As the suspect approached police officers, and the exit to the station, he was eventually shot.
The suspect remains in hospital in serious but stable condition and is expected to survive.
Police have identified the man, but his name will not be released until criminal charges are laid.
The VPD is asking anyone who witnessed this incident, and/or who captured portions of the incident on their cell phones, to contact the VPD Major Crime Section at 604-717-2541.