Charges laid after gun pointed at 2 people in DTES: Vancouver police

Vancouver police say a man has been arrested and charged after a suspect pointed what appeared to be a gun at two different people and assaulted one of them.

Police say two women were getting out of a ride-share in the area of Powell Street and Heatley Avenue Thursday around 2:30 p.m. when they were approached by a stranger.

The man allegedly pointed the gun at one of the women’s heads, and made a comment about her being a VPD officer — which she is not.

The suspect left and the women called 9-1-1.

The VPD says a short time later, a man was assaulted at a nearby bus stop, with the suspect pointing a gun at the victim’s face. Police did not elaborate on the extent of any injuries the man suffered, if any.

“As a precaution, police deployed additional armed officers at all VPD buildings while officers searched for the suspect,” police explained.

A man was arrested about an hour later, around 3:45 p.m., in the area of Hastings and Gore streets.

Vancouver police say 31-year-old Korey Muskett has been charged with various offences, including assault with a weapon, using an imitation firearm in the commission of an offence, and assault.

According to the VPD, the man remains in custody until his next court date.

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