Hate-motivated assault investigation – Downtown
We are investigating what we believe to be a hate-motivated assault against a vulnerable Calgarian that happened in the city’s downtown.
On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at approximately 11 p.m., we were called to the 600 block of Centre Street for reports of an assault. Upon arrival, officers located a man who had injuries to his ribs and face and required medical attention.
The victim reported that he had been thrown to the ground by two unknown individuals who then kicked the victim multiple times. Security staff of a near by building located the victim and called police. At this time, it is believed this was an unprovoked attack on a vulnerable Calgarian.
We continue to investigate and are asking for the public’s help to identify two suspects believed to be in their early twenties. At the time of the assault, one suspect was wearing a black long sleeve Crooks and Castle shirt, with blue jeans and white Nike high top sneakers. The second suspect was wearing a gold or light brown Levi’s hooded sweatshirt, black jacket, black jeans and white sneakers.
CCTV images of the suspects are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.
“Violence against vulnerable members of our city will not be tolerated,” said Staff Sergeant Jeff MacQueen of the Community Support Unit. “We are investigating this callous assault as a hate crime as we believe the victim was targeted due to his socioeconomic standing. Every Calgarian has the right to feel safe in our city and we are asking anyone who has information to come forward.”
Anyone who can identify the suspects or who may have information about this assault is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:
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