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Woman charged in bizarre unprovoked tripping of Burnaby senior (VIDEO)

Police say 84-year-old woman injured in attack near Metrotown SkyTrain station in April
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A CCTV camera captured a bizarre, unprovoked tripping incident near the Metrotown SkyTrain station in April.

A 31-year-old Vancouver woman has been charged with assault for allegedly tripping a 84-year-old stranger to the ground near the Metrotown SkyTrain station in 2020.

Burnaby RCMP released a video in May that shows the 84-year-old woman with a walker making her way toward the station on April 3, 2020.

Another woman walking toward the station can then been seen suddenly changing direction, walking towards her and apparently tripping her from behind.

The woman then walks away as the elderly woman falls to the ground.

“Police believe the attack to have been unprovoked and both the suspect and the victim were unknown to one another,” stated an RCMP news release.

Burnaby RCMP announced Friday that charges of assault causing bodily harm have now been laid against Hayun Song.

Police arrested Song at the Metrotown SkyTrain station on Feb. 6, according to Burnaby RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Brett Cunningham.

“Our high risk offender unit has reviewed all the evidence, received tips from the public and completed an extensive investigation,” Cunningham said in the release. “The Burnaby RCMP would like to thank the public for all their assistance.”

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