Calgary, AB,
29
October
2015
|
21:18
America/Denver

Seeking Witnesses to Slashing Incident

The Calgary Police Service is seeking assistance from people who witnessed a slashing that occurred downtown.

At approximately 1 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, a man was standing at the northwest corner of Macleod Trail and 7 Avenue S.E. when he was approached by a man unknown to him. The man asked the victim if he was selling drugs, to which the victim replied no. The man responded by producing a knife and slashing the victim across the face before running away.

The victim, who had a significant cut to his face, walked to a nearby medical clinic where staff called EMS. He was transported to hospital where he was treated and later released.

Investigators believe this was a random incident and that the two men did not know each other previous to this encounter. Police also believe there were a number of witnesses nearby at the time of the incident and are asking those witnesses to contact police.

The suspect is described as Asian, between 30 and 35 years old, with black hair. He was wearing a long-sleeved blue dry-wick shirt, black and red shorts and white running shoes.

The victim observed a second man flee with the man who slashed him. This second individual is described as Caucasian, approximately 6’ tall and was riding a BMX style bicycle.

Anyone who was in the area at the time of this stabbing is asked to call police at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: tttTIPS.com

TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

Case #15458846/4122