Calgary, AB,

Suspect sought in assault on senior at library


Thanks to quick action by the public, investigators believe they have now identified a suspect in the assault. The investigation is ongoing and further details will be shared if charges are officially laid.

Original release below.

Investigators have exhausted all leads and are now turning to the public for assistance with identifying and locating a suspect who is alleged to have assaulted a senior at the downtown library last fall.

At approximately 3 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, a senior was on the fourth floor of the Calgary Public Library, located at 800 3 Street S.E., sitting at a computer station. The senior left his computer to ask the staff for some help and when he returned, an unknown man was sitting at his computer. The senior asked the man to move as he was still logged into the computer on his library account. The suspect got up, retrieved another chair and sat next to the victim. A disagreement occurred which escalated into a physical altercation. The senior was thrown to the ground and knocked unconscious, at which point he was struck multiple times in the face by the suspect who then fled the area. The victim was transported to hospital. He has since been released.

Investigators are appealing to the public for assistance in identifying the suspect, captured on CCTV, as traditional methods have not been successful. The suspect is described as a young man, with a slim build and black hair that has been dyed blond. At the time of the assault, he was wearing dark pants, brown loafer-style shoes and a jacket with a blue, purple and grey pattern.

Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity or whereabouts is asked to contact the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be left anonymously through Crime Stoppers:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
APP: P3 Tips

Case #22416514/4082