Calgary, AB,

Police investigating random assault

Calgary Police Service officers are investigating after a 15-year-old male was stabbed during an unprovoked attack at an off-leash dog park in the community of Braeside. Investigators believe this assault was random and are searching for the suspect.

At approximately 7:50 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, a 15-year-old male was walking his dog with his mother in the 1500 block of 110 Avenue S.W. As they were walking, the mother and son came upon an unknown man, at which point an altercation took place and the teen was stabbed. The man fled the scene on foot into the community of Southwood. The victim was transported to hospital by EMS in serious condition.

At this time, our investigators believe this attack was unprovoked and that the victim was targeted randomly.

The suspect is described as a man believed to be 40 to 50 years old, wearing dark clothing and a three-quarter-length jacket with reflective markings on it. Our officers continue to canvass the area and review CCTV to determine a more specific suspect description.

We are asking anyone who may have been in the area of Braeside and Southwood around the time of the attack and saw something suspicious to contact police. Residents in the area with CCTV are asked to check their recordings for anything suspicious.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


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Case #20067948