Man attacked by a group of men outside Metrotown shopping centre in Burnaby

BURNABY, B.C. – Burnaby Mounties are investigating after a man in his thirties was jumped by a group of men outside Metrotown shopping centre early Saturday morning.

The victim suffered serious head injuries and was rushed to hospital after the attack just outside The Bay before 2 a.m.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Curtis Burks says police received multiple calls about the incident but by the time officers arrived all the suspects except for one had fled.

The male suspect was taken into custody and charges of assault causing bodily harm are likely to be recommended.

Burks says police don’t know the motive behind the attack, whether a weapon was involved or what the man was doing there so early in the morning.

He says says witnesses were interviewed at the scene and forensic identification workers are processing the crime scene and obtaining any surveillance video. (News1130)