Surrey man arrested and charged after assaulting passenger on SkyTrain


Transit Police have confirmed they have arrested and charged a 32-year-old Surrey man for assaulting and threatening another passenger on the Skytrain earlier this week.

Via release, Transit Police say Jeremy Willian Thayer boarded the SkyTrain at King George SkyTrain Station at around 7:25 pm on Monday, October 16th. The victim was a man seated behind Thayer. The victim had taken a call on his cell phone, and once the call ended Thayer allegedly began yelling and swearing at the victim, threatening him with violence.

As the train got to the Surrey Central SkyTrain Station, the suspect allegedly began attacking the victim, punching and throwing him out of the train doors, where he then reportedly kicked the victim before getting back onto the train.

During this time several witnesses called the police and informed them of the attack. The victim suffered injuries of several bruises and abrasions.

A suspect description and direction of travel were dispatched to Transit Police officers, who were able to intercept the train at Royal Oak SkyTrain Station, where they took Thayer into custody.

Thayer was arrested and charged with Assault and Uttering Threats. Thayer is a resident of SSurrey and well-known to police. He has been remanded in custody until Friday, October 20th, when he will then make his next appearance in Surrey Provincial Court.

Transit Police are asking witnesses to come forward and contact them at 604-515-8300 and quote file number 17-17738. Witnesses can also use the text line at 87 77 77.