Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel in Surrey. (file photo) Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel in Surrey. (file photo)

Surrey RCMP investigate Sheraton hotel stabbing

Man was ‘bleeding extensively,’ hotel manager said

Surrey Mounties are investigating a stabbing that happened early Thursday morning at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel.

The hotel, at 15269 104th Avenue, was at press time behind police barricade tape. The victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

“At this point all I can say is that it was a report of a stabbing, was stabbed and taken to hospital,” Sergeant Chad Greig told the Now-Leader at press time. “How many times, where it was, all that kind of stuff I can’t comment on.”

John Kearns, the hotel’s general manager, said the incident happened at about 5:30 a.m.

“We don’t even know if it was a guest, actually, showed up at the front desk of the hotel suffering from, well bleeding, we didn’t know if it was stab wounds or not, from the video footage that I have,” Kearns told the Now-Leader. “It’s kind of a mystery; he apparently was on the 19th floor but we don’t know why or how he got there, was there, whether this was a brothel or god knows what, right, we don’t really know. Anyways, he ended up going out of the hotel and collapsing in the driveway and at that point the police were called, just before then, and police showed up.

“There’s no issues involving anything other than this person that we’re aware of at this point in time,” Kearns said.

“He was bleeding extensively. I couldn’t see from any footage that he had any stab wounds, but he was bleeding extensively.”

About the allusion to a possible brothel, Greig said, “I have no information about that.”

Meantime, the hotel was behind picket lines for four weeks after roughly 120 unionized employees went on strike.

The strike ended on May 28.

READ ALSO: Surrey’s biggest hotel behind picket lines

READ ALSO: Surrey Board of Trade pulls events from Sheraton hotel

READ ALSO: Four-week strike is history at Surrey’s largest hotel

“It’s a little disconcerting to all of the guests after a strike, right,” Kearns said of the stabbing.

Greig described the suspect as a “dark-skinned male with a shaved head” and added that “investigators believe that this is an isolated occurrence and there is no risk to the public.”



tom.zytaruk@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Tom on Twitter

Just Posted

New West mayor says Surrey won’t be left out in transit 10-year plan

Jonathan Cote one of two speakers at luncheon focusing on transportation, land use planning

UPDATE: Missing Surrey snowshoer found dead on Mt. Seymour

North Shore Rescue resumed its search today after efforts were temporarily halted Tuesday due to snowstorm

UPDATE: Woman, off-duty cop in critical condition after stabbing outside North Delta elementary school

The officer was intervening in an alleged assault outside of Immaculate Conception School when he and the woman were stabbed

Suspect charged after four Surrey banks were robbed in just four hours

Financial institutions in North Surrey targeted on Feb. 12

Surrey says WorkSafeBC should be in charge of asbestos abatement

City staff say WorkSafeBC has ‘greater knowledge, experience and expertise’ concerning asbestos

VIDEO: Nail-biter game against Germany tonight earns Langley’s Team Canada a win

Langley’s Team Tardi is 5-2 at the junior curling worlds in Nova Scotia, hoping to defend their title

Ontario man accused of killing 11-year-old daughter dies in hospital, police say

Roopesh Rajkumar had been hospitalized with what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound

Manitoba ‘pauses’ link with ex-B.C. premier Gordon Campbell after allegations

Campbell had been hired to review two major hydro projects

Heritage minute features Japanese-Canadian baseball team, internment

The Vancouver Asahi baseball team won various championships across the Pacific Northwest

$10-a-day child care not in 2019 budget, but advocate not irked

Sharon Gregson with the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C. says NDP on track to deliver promise

B.C. Seniors Advocate questions labour shortage in care homes

Are there really no workers, or are care aide wages too low?

B.C. business groups worry about looming economic decline in wake of NDP budget

The party’s second government budget focused on plenty of spending, business advocates say

Man injured in police shooting near Nelson has died: B.C. police watchdog

The death follows an incident in Bonnington on Feb. 13

Experts urge caution after 10 human-triggered avalanches across B.C.

One man is still stuck after avalanche on south coast

Most Read