Charges have been laid after a woman was attacked yesterday on the UBC campus.
RCMP say 18-year-old Thamer Hameed Almestadi has made his first court appearance on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.
Almestadi appeared this morning in Provincial Court in Richmond and has been remanded in custody pending a future court appearance.
Sgt. Annie Linteau says police are continuing their investigation.
“Anyone who witnessed the incident and who have yet to speak with police to contact the University RCMP.”
The victim was attacked by a man who held a knife to her throat in a student residence on October 4.
Good Samaritans heard screams for help and intervened, holding down the suspect until police arrived.
A publication ban has been imposed in this case.