The Vancouver Police are asking for the public’s help to solve an overnight slashing in Stanley Park.
Around 10:45 last night, police responded to a report that a 33 year old Vancouver man was walking between Second and Third Beach in Stanley Park when he was slashed in the neck. Paramedics were called and the man was taken to hospital where he is recovering after receiving stitches to close his wound. His injuries were not life-threatening.
Police subsequently contained the park and found a man in the Second Beach parking lot that matched the description of the suspect provided by a witness.
That man was questioned by police, but has since been released without charges.
Police are looking for a man in his 20s who has a medium complexion, is 5’5″ tall and has a slim build. The man was wearing all dark clothing, baggy pants, a baseball cap, a dark backpack and a grey and white camouflage bandana over his face.
Anyone who has information about this assault is asked to call the Vancouver Police Major Crime Section at (604) 717-2541 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.