Man charged in unprovoked assault on CTrain platform
Following the release of CCTV images of suspects in May, investigators have identified two people believed to be connected to an unprovoked attack on a man at the City Hall CTrain platform in April. One of the suspects has been charged in the attack that left the victim unconscious on the train tracks.
Thanks to tips from the public, investigators located and arrested Ilya ZIANCHURIN, 32, on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. He was charged with assault causing bodily harm and will next appear in court on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022.
A woman who was sought in connection with the attack has been identified and police are currently attempting to locate her to discuss her involvement in the matter.
We would like to thank the media and the members of public who came forward with information that was critical to the success of this investigation.
Original release below.
Suspects sought in unprovoked assault
Investigators are seeking assistance from the public to identify two people believed to be connected to an unprovoked attack on a man at the City Hall CTrain platform in April.
Just before 8 p.m., on April 18, 2022, a man in his 50s entered a shelter on the City Hall LRT platform. Moments later an unknown man and an unknown woman approached him. The man grabbed the victim and threw him from the platform onto the train tracks headfirst. The suspects then fled the area, leaving the victim unconscious on the train tracks.
Transit officers quickly located the victim and called for EMS. The victim was transported to hospital with minor injuries.
After following up on a number of investigative leads and working to obtain information from the victim once he was well enough to do so, officers are now releasing CCTV images of the suspects in hopes of identifying and locating them.
The man is described as approximately 5’8" tall, with a slim build, short dark hair with dark stubbled facial hair. He was wearing a brown bomber-style jacket and blue jeans and black dress shoes.
The woman is described as approximately 5’8" tall, with a slim build. She was wearing a red hooded jacket and black pants.
Anyone with information about this incident, the identity of the suspects, or their whereabouts is asked to contact the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be left anonymously through Crime Stoppers:
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