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VPD Investigate Assault Against Senior Citizen

Update: January 12, 2018

One man has been arrested and an elderly man has been rushed to hospital in serious condition following an assault this morning on Expo Boulevard.

The altercation took place outside Costco just after 11 a.m. It appears a man in his 80s struck his head on the ground after allegedly being pushed. The suspect fled on foot, while others performed first aid on the victim until he was rushed to hospital by ambulance.

Officers arrested the 57-year-old suspect almost two hours later near his home in East Vancouver.

It is still very early in the investigation, so there is no additional information to share at this time.

Anyone who witnessed the assault, and who has not yet spoken with police, is asked to contact investigators at 604-717-2541.