Vancouver police identify man accused of striking Asian student with a pole

Vancouver police have identified a man accused of violently attacking a 19-year-old Asian woman last week.

Mohammed Majidpour, 35, is now wanted Canada-wide for the unprovoked assault, which occurred in downtown Vancouver at around 9:50 a.m. on Sept. 27, according to reports.

The victim, who is a student, was reportedly walking near Dunsmuir and Cambie Streets when a man hit the back of her head with a pole. The assailant allegedly yelled anti-Asian slurs before fleeing the scene.

Witnesses called 911 following the incident. The victim, who reportedly suffered non-life-threatening injuries, was treated at the scene by first responders.

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Majidpour is facing an assault charge. A man with the exact same name was reportedly charged in a stalking case in April 2021, but it is not clear whether they are the same person.

“Now that Majidpour has a warrant for his arrest, our next goal is to get him back into custody as soon as possible,” Constable Jason Doucette said in a release. “We are asking the public to have a good look at his photo and to call 911 if they spot him.”

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Police described Majidpour as around 5 feet and 7 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds and having black hair and brown eyes. He is also usually unshaven.

While anyone who spots Majidpour is urged to call 911, police said he should not be approached.

Featured Image via Vancouver Police Department

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