Surrey man charged after allegedly assaulting, slapping and spitting in face of SkyTrain police

Adam Brad Waters, 29, is charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer and one count of wilfully resisting a police officer.

A Surrey man is facing charges after allegedly assaulting Transit Police officers at Metrotown SkyTrain Station.

A Surrey man is facing charges after allegedly assaulting Transit Police officers at Metrotown SkyTrain Station.

BURNABY — A Surrey man is facing several charges after allegedly slapping, assaulting and spitting on police officers at Metrotown SkyTrain Station.

Adam Brad Waters, 29, is charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer and one count of wilfully resisting a police officer.

Transit Police say on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 9:45 p.m., officers say they spotted Waters on the SkyTrain platform with an open bottle of cider. He was carrying six more, police say.

Waters smashed the six pack on the floor and allegedly tried to fight the officers, according to police.

He also allegedly slapped an officer, and grabbed another in the groin.

Police say Waters continued to yell and struggle after he was handcuffed.

He proceeded to then spit in an officer’s face while waiting for a vehicle to take him to jail, police say.

Upon arrival, police realized Waters was wanted on a Surrey RCMP warrant for domestic assault.

Waters made a first court appearance and was released on conditions that include he is not to be found on any SkyTrain or Canada Line, including any adjacent stations.

“The officers suffered no significant injuries other than discomfort; however, it should be noted that spitting on someone is particularly distasteful and carries with it the potential for transmitting a communicable disease,” said a release from Transit Police.

“The fear of developing a disease preys on the victim’s mind for some time to come.”

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