Calgary, AB,

One man charged after assault on CTrain

A Calgary man has been charged in relation to a stabbing that occurred on a crowded CTrain last month.

At approximately 7:15 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2023, police were called for reports of a man suffering from what appeared to be stab wounds while on a CTrain in the 500 block of Seventh Avenue S.W. Investigators believe the suspect, who was unknown to the victim, approached the victim while aggressively gesturing and threatening the victim, who was then stabbed. The victim sustained serious injuries and was transported to hospital in stable condition.

After a month-long investigation, with the assistance of Calgary Transit peace officers, and CCTV images, the suspect was arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024.

Kevin Jhoan BOTINA, 22, of Calgary, is charged with one count of aggravated assault.

BOTINA is next scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024.

“We would like to thank our Calgary Transit partners for their assistance throughout a challenging and dynamic situation,” says Staff Sergeant Kurt Jacobs of the District 1 General Investigations Unit. “We are committed to addressing safety concerns by working with our partners at Calgary Transit and Calgary Community Standards to ensure public spaces remain safe and accessible.”

Anyone with information about this incident 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:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
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