Suspect identification sought after serious assault

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SuspectSurrey: Surrey RCMP is investigating a serious assault that occurred in Newton and is asking for the public’s help identifying the suspect.

On Sunday May 8th at 3:30 pm, the Surrey RCMP received several calls from witnesses reporting what appeared to be a “road rage” incident in the 12100 block of 72nd Avenue involving two vehicles. At one point the victim was punched by the suspect in a parking lot in the 12100 block of 72nd Avenue.  The suspect then attacked the victim a second time, this time stabbing him.  The victim collapsed from his injuries and the suspect was last seen northbound on foot in the 12100 block of 75th Avenue.

The male suspect is described as having dark hair, dark beard, wearing black shoes, blue jeans and a white tank top (see attached photo).

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a grey Mazda 3 hatchback.

The Surrey RCMP’s General Investigations Unit is leading this investigation.  Police believe given the large area of this incident, time of day, and busy location, that there are several more witnesses that have not come forward yet.  Police are asking any witnesses to this event, anyone who may recognize the suspect, or persons that may have photos or video of this incident, to please call the Surrey RCMP.

“What started as a simple traffic incident quickly escalated into a life threatening situation for the victim,” says Corporal Scotty Schumann.  “When faced with a “road rage” incident, stay calm and call Police when it’s safe and you’re able to pull over.”

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.