Vancouver police arrest suspect after alleged attack on SkyTrain station

Police say they arrested a suspect a day after releasing a video showing a man being pushed down a flight of stairs at a public transit stop in Vancouver.

Police said a man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly assaulting a 61-year-old man at the SkyTrain station in downtown Granville.

const. Tania Visintin said in a statement that the arrest was made after a citizen reported seeing the suspect after watching the video police posted on social media.

She says more than 80,000 people watched and shared the video of the alleged March 1 incident within the first 24 hours of its release.

Vancouver Police Release Video of Alleged Attack at SkyTrain Station

Video posted this week shows a man allegedly pushing another man at Granville station. 0:45

Visintin says the social media exposure helped police arrest the incident.

She says a 53-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the alleged incident but has yet to be formally charged. He has not yet been named by researchers.

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