19-year-old man in custody for bus driver and passenger assaults

19-year old Steven Fayant is in police custody after being charged with aggravated assault for the stabbing of a 41-year-old Langley bus passenger near Aldergrove Centre Mall on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Fayant is also charged with assault in connection with strangling a Surrey bus driver on Feb. 18.

The suspect, who is known to police, made his first court appearance in Surrey Provincial Court on Friday, where a judge remanded him in custody. He made another appearance on Tuesday.

Langley RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Holly Marks said that Fayant was arrested shortly after midnight last Thursday at his Surrey home. He did not resist arrest.

Police from Langley, Surrey and the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team took part in the apprehension.

The arrest was made possible after a Langley Mountie recognized the man from surveillance footage provided by TransLink.