Calgary, AB,

Ongoing investigation into attack in park

Officers from the District 1 Violent Crime Investigative Team (VCIT) are currently investigating an attack on a woman in a downtown park in the early morning hours on Sunday.

“All Calgarians should be able to move around our city any time of the day, in any location without fear of harm. Those who seek to cause harm and fear will be found and held accountable for their actions,” says VCIT Sergeant Matt Hinchey.

At approximately 3:30 a.m., on Sunday, March 27, 2022, a woman was walking from Prince’s Island Park along the Bow River pathway when she was grabbed from behind by a yet-to-be identified person. The suspect allegedly held a knife and attempted to drag the woman towards the river. The victim fought back and managed to flee, reaching the assistance of a nearby security guard who called police.

Officers are currently sourcing CCTV for a photo and description of the suspect, whose gender remains unconfirmed at this time. An update will be provided once a description becomes available.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously.

Case #22121128/5540