33-yr-old man arrested for alleged SkyTrain flashing

A 33-year-old Vancouver man faces charges of committing an indecent act in relation to an alleged flashing on SkyTrain in April.

The April 29 incident involved a man who cruised trains between Burnaby and Vancouver for nearly an hour, according to police, and allegedly flashed his genitals at one female passenger.

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The woman, sitting on one of the trains, noticed a man looming uncomfortably close to her, police said.

When she looked toward him, she noticed his erect penis and testicles exposed over the waistline of his sweatpants, only a foot away from her face, according to police.

The passenger snuck a photo, which she later provided to police.

Security video later revealed the man had first boarded a train at the Commercial-Broadway station and then ridden trains between the Main Street and Edmonds stations.

After transit police put out a press release with photos of the suspect Monday, a tip from the public led them to a location in Vancouver where a man believed to be the suspect was found.

The 33-year-old, who is “minimally known to police,” according to a transit police press release, was arrested at about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

He has been released on a promise to appear and faces charges of committing an indecent act.

His first court appearance will be on Aug. 22, 2019 in Vancouver Provincial Court.

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