Man charged for allegedly threatening to stab SkyTrain attendant with syringe

The incident is believed to have occurred on Dec. 11 at the Broadway and Commercial Station

Transit Police say a 35-year-old Vancouver man has been charged in connection with an incident where a SkyTrain attendant was allegedly confronted by a man threatening to stab them with a used syringe.

Kristopher Frederick Kenneth Joyce has been charged with one count of assault with a weapon and one count of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, transit police said in a news release Thursday.

The incident is believed to have occurred on Dec. 11, at about 10:30 p.m., after a young woman with her two small children were on a train at the Broadway and Commercial Station and noticed a man crouched down next to them, possibly injecting what was believed to be drugs.

The woman then advised a SkyTrain attendant, who radioed for transit police to attend.

When the man overheard the call for police, he allegedly moved aggressively towards the attendant, holding the used syringe about four inches from his neck. Transit police say the man is believed to have threatened, repeatedly, to stab the attendant with the syringe.

“The [attendant] said he had not called the police, causing the suspect to back up slightly. He got off the train at Stadium Station and left the area,” according to the news release.

With the help of Vancouver Police Department, transit officers identified a suspect through photographs from witnesses.

Joyce was arrested Jan. 10. He is to appear in provincial court in Vancouver on Jan. 19.


@ashwadhwani
ashley.wadhwani@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Blue bags are out for curbside recyling and blue bins are in

Use your own bin or the one the city gave you, but no more bags, please, except for shredding

Fraser Valley fire departments form ‘strike teams’ to combat wildfires

Boston Bar, Chilliwack River Valley and Popkum departments form strike teams to fight wildfires

RCMP nab prolific car thief in Agassiz after month-long search

A province-wide warrant was issued for Brian Robert Stephan in June for a litany of offences

Traffic snarls at Agassiz/Harrison bridge after biker falls on road

A road bicyclist fell from his bike while crossing the bridge and needed medical attention

Complaint about cattle prods at Chilliwack rodeo

Fair reps investigate after Vancouver Humane Society pics show shocking device at bullriding event

First responders, police march in funeral procession for Fredericton officers

Hundreds of officials marched in the parade, which included massed band, several police motorcycles

Canadians react to death of former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan at age 80

Nobel Peace Prize-winning former UN leader died early Saturday following a short illness

44 drownings so far this year in B.C.

Lifesaving Society urging caution to prevent deaths while on lakes, oceans and in pools

Some of B.C.’s air quality levels worse than Jodhpur, India

Okanagan, northern B.C. seeing some of the worst air quality globally

VIDEO: Ground crews keep a close eye on largest B.C. wildfire

Originally estimated to be 79,192 hectares, officials said more accurate mapping shows smaller size

Vancouver Island woman to attempt historic swim across Juan de Fuca Strait today

Ultra-marathon swimmer Susan Simmons to attempt to swim from Victoria to Port Angeles and back

Canadians believe in immigration but concerned about asylum seekers: study

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada paid for study to understand Canadian attitudes

These are the highest-paid actresses of 2018

In its list released this week Forbes said all 10 earned a total of $186 million before tax

VIDEO: World of Magic coming to Vancouver

Seven magic shows will appear at the Vancouver Playhouse from September 7 to 9

Most Read