Woman charged in unprovoked attacks in downtown Vancouver
Ana Jankovic, 20, allegedly attempted to throw another woman off the pier near Canada Place
A woman has been charged with attempted murder for a series of unprovoked attacks that began near Vancouver's Canada Place on Monday night.
Ana Jankovic, 20, has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and assault. She remains in custody until her next court appearance on March 8.
The incidents began shortly after 10:00 p.m. Monday, when police received a 911 call about an assault occurring near Canada Place and Burrard Street.
Witnesses reported a young woman was attacking pedestrians and even attempted to throw a 31-year-old woman off the pier and into the water below.
Police say bystanders stepped in and the woman ran off.
Suspect arrested nearby
A suspect was arrested by police a short distance away at Harbour Green Park.
While at hospital, the suspect kicked an 88-year-old woman lying on a nearby stretcher in the head. She was taken to jail, but was later transported back to hospital for treatment of self-inflicted injuries.
Police said that the suspect has 'had extensive and violent police contact in other provinces.'
They are still looking to identify additional witnesses and other possible victims who left the area before police arrived.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the VPD Major Crime Section at 604-717-2541.