Vancouver – Vancouver Police have identified a suspect in the violent assault that prompted a public warning yesterday for women and sex workers in the Downtown Eastside.

Patrol officers located a suspect Thursday evening while conducting patrols near Oppenheimer Park.

Officers have now seized the man’s vehicle and are continuing to investigate. The suspect cannot be identified because charges have not yet been laid.

As this priority investigation continues, police encourage sex workers in the Downtown Eastside to remain vigilant.