Three women praised by VPD for helping victim of stranger assault

Quick work by three women in downtown Vancouver resulted in an arrest after an assault on Tuesday.

The Vancouver Police Department says the three women came to the aid of a person who had been attacked by a stranger near West Georgia and Burrard Street.

One called 911, another helped with first aid, and the third comforted the victim, police say.

Using information provided by witnesses, patrol officers say they were able to quickly track down and arrest the 37-year-old suspect nearby.