A man is in custody after a woman was assaulted in North Surrey over the weekend.

Man arrested after woman found bound with throat cut in Surrey

'He wants to kill me, he wants to kill me,' witnesses say they heard from apartment.

A woman who was found bound and naked with her throat cut is lucky to be alive thanks to the heroic efforts of a Surrey landlord over the weekend.

A 22-year-old man is in custody also due in part to the intervention of Adel Masoud and his family.

Just after 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Masoud received a call from one of his tenants who said there was a huge commotion coming from next door.

Masoud went to the apartment behind his home in the 13400-block 108 Avenue with his son, and a man inside the noisy unit opened the window and said everything was okay.

A few seconds later, they heard a woman’s voice: “He wants to kill me, he wants to kill me,” Masoud recalls.

Adel MasoudThe man closed the window and dashed to the door, Masoud said. “But she is faster than him… she came out of the apartment and fell on the ground.”

Masoud (left) said her hands were bound in front of her, she was naked from the waist down and had a deep cut on her throat from her ear to the front of her neck.

Masoud’s son called police while Masoud held the apartment unit’s door shut so no one could get out.

The police came, a male suspect was arrested, and the woman was taken to hospital.

“Thank God she’s alive now,” Masoud told The Leader Tuesday. “God was good. I’m really happy because I arrived at the right time.”

Kris Kelly, 22, is facing charges of attempted murder, unlawful confinement and aggravated sexual assault.

“He’s really a quiet guy, a nice guy,” Masoud said of his previous experience with Kelly. “He’s come down to my office many times and had tea and sat with my children.”

Kelly has been a tenant in the unit for about two months, Masoud said.

Masoud said he had seen the woman one time before when she came to visit Kelly, but she didn’t live in the apartment, he said.

Kelly is scheduled to appear in Surrey Provincial Court on Wednesday.

Police are asking anyone with more information about this incident to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca


Just Posted

VIDEO: Three-peat for Semiahmoo at basketball’s Surrey RCMP Classic

South Surrey-based squad tops Lord Tweedsmuir in final at Enver Creek gym

Tardi earns first victory in quest for third national title

A Langley-based junior curling team is in Prince Albert, Sask. for the Canadian championships.

VIDEO: Surrey-based business wants customers to ‘Eat the Dishes’

New business plans to be one of the ongoing vendors at KPU’s new winter market

Surrey hunter fined $10,000 after shooting a bull moose and leaving it to die

The man was convicted for three Wildlife Act offences after shooting a bull moose not in season

Tonight’s Surrey RCMP Classic final: Cloverdale and South Surrey school teams to battle

Elsewhere, Holy Cross boys team aims to win another BC Catholics championship on home court

VIDEO: Students in MAGA hats mock Native American at Indigenous Peoples March

Diocese in Kentucky says it is investigating the matter, caught on video by onlookers

VIDEO: Koch’s OT winner sends Giants to sixth straight victory

Three games, three cities, three victories for Lower Mainland-based G-Men’s major junior hockey team.

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

Want to avoid the speculation tax on your vacant home? Rent it out, Horgan says

Premier John Horgan and Sheila Malcolmson say speculation and vacancy tax addresses homelessness

UPDATE: B.C. woman and boy, 6, found safe, RCMP confirm

Roseanne Supernault says both she and her six-year-old nephew are fine and she has contacted police

PHOTOS: Women’s Marches take to the streets across B.C. and beyond

Women and allies marched worldwide protesting violence against women, calling for equality

VIDEO: Giants wrap southern swing with 6-4 win in Spokane

The Lower Mainland-based hockey team defeated the Chiefs Friday night.

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Most Read