Teen girls nabbed for SkyTrain stabbings
Two teenage girls accused of going on a violent stabbing spree along the SkyTrain line, including an incident at a stop in New Westminster, have had contact with police 142 times in the past 15 months, according to Transit Police spokeswoman Anne Drennan.
The 14- and 15-year-old girls were arrested Monday night after three people were attacked with a steak knife. They were reported to have fought with two women outside the Gateway station in Surrey about 11:30 p.m. One of the women was stabbed in the arm and was taken to hospital.
The girls are alleged to have hopped the SkyTrain and attacked another woman at the Columbia station in New West. They then jumped back on SkyTrain riding it to Joyce Street station in Vancouver where they tried to stab a man but he managed to fend off their attack with a pizza bos suffering just a small cut to his finger.
Drennan said the girls tried to flee but were chased down and face numerous charges including assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public.
Transit Police are asking witnesses to the incidents to call 604-515-8300.