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New West police continue search for attacker a year later

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New Westminster police are continuing to search for a suspect who assaulted an officer in Queen's Park a year ago.

On July 30, 2011, a couple in the park told the officer about a distraught male crying uncontrollably on picnic bench. As the officer approached the man lunged at the officer slashing him with a knife. The officer received facial injuries that required medical attention, but slashes to the stomach were blunted by body armour. Although the officer managed to disarm the suspect, he took off on for toward McBride Boulevard and Sixth Avenue.

He is described as being black, 25 to 30 years old, six-foot-four, 250 pounds with a muscular build and black hair shaved on both sides with a part on the right side. He had brown eyes, no shirt and forest green and black camouflage cargo shorts. He was also believed to be wearing white socks and white Nike runners.

Police are also still trying to find the couple who alerted the officer to the man.

Anyone with any information cal call the New Westminster police tip line at 604-529-2401, or email ecahambing@nwpolice.org or rboyd@nwpolice.org.

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