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Woman randomly jabbed with needle near Metrotown

BURNABY (NEWS1130) – A 63-year-old woman is extremely shaken up after randomly getting stabbed in the leg near Metrotown on Friday.

Mounties won’t say what exactly the substance in the syringe is because of privacy issues. There is a possibility that the needle was dirty though.

Inspector Bob Page says just before 10:30 a.m. the woman was walking eastbound on the south side of Kingsway and was stopped at a light at McKay Avenue when a man, standing next to her, stabbed her in the leg with a needle.

“We’re hoping that nothing comes out of this as far as herself goes. It is traumatic and we want, for her sake as well, to locate this individual.”

The man walked away and she went to report it and was treated in the hospital.

“She’s upset, it’s traumatic for her and her family and we’re helping her by providing some support through our victim services.”

Page says the major concern is that this is random and the suspect is still out there.

“The suspect’s description stands out and we remain hopeful that someone will identify him. That’s why we are urging the public to share the suspect’s description with your families and friends.”

The suspect is described as a dark-skinned man with dyed, short blond hair. He’s about 35-years-old and 5’7″ tall. He was wearing a light blue tank top, dark jeans and was carrying three shopping bags.

If you know anything about this case or were in the area at the time, you are asked to call Burnaby RCMP at 604.294.7922 or CrimeStoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS (8477).