There were no injuries following a violent altercation between a man and three youths in Port Moody this past weekend.
However, charges are being recommended — including assault with a weapon — after the trio of teens was arrested as Port Moody police (PMPD) found a hammer and knife in their possession.
The incident took place in a park-and-ride lot near the intersection of Moody and Clarke streets around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday (March 5).
Officers responded to reports of a group of youths attacking an adult man.
One of them was believed to have struck the victim with a hammer while another brandished a knife, according to PMPD spokesperson Const. Sam Zacharias.
"The victim and suspects are not known to each other and we believe this incident occurred after a verbal altercation between the parties," he said in a news release today (March 7).
"Incidents like these are rare but very concerning — it is fortunate that no one was seriously injured as a result."
After they fled the scene, Zacharias said the three youths were found at a SkyTrain station, where they were arrested and seized of several weapons.
He added paramedics treated the victim, but he did not sustain any serious injuries.
PMPD has since recommended assault-related charges to Crown Counsel, but are also appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Anyone with more information about the incident is encouraged to call PMPD at 604-461-3456 and quote file number 2023-1176.