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Stabbing at Coquitlam's Colony Farm

An employee at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital is recovering after being violently stabbed by a patient at the facility last week - TRI-CITY NEWS FILE PHOTO
An employee at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital is recovering after being violently stabbed by a patient at the facility last week
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An employee at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital is recovering after being violently stabbed by a patient at the facility last week.

Robert Schroyen is facing attempted murder and aggravated assault charges stemming from the incident and has been isolated from the other patients at the hospital pending the investigation.

The victim received non-life threatening injuries and was able to call for help during the attack.

"It happened at around 10:30 a.m.," said Coquitlam RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung. "A staff member was stabbed by a patient... and we have started an investigation."

Chung did not know how the 24-year-old suspect was able to get access to a weapon.

He added that while the investigation is carried out, Schroyen has been taken to a secure part of the hospital.

"There are several degrees of security at the hospital," Chung said. "One is almost like a jail. The other ones are more open areas."

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STABBING AT COQUITLAM STATION

A verbal dispute turned violent on Saturday when a man in his 40s was stabbed by a minor at the Coquitlam Station bus loop.

The Coquitlam RCMP arrested a suspect shortly after the incident and he is facing a charge of aggravated assault and breach of an undertaking. Because he is a minor, police cannot release his name.

Coquitlam RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung said investigators are still trying to determine what the two were fighting about.

"That is what the investigation is all about," he said. "We are going to be looking at why it happened and how it happened."

Chung said the suspect is not from the Tri-City area but has had dealing with police in the past.

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