Calgary, AB,

Woman charged with attempted murder following random attack

The Calgary Police Service has charged a woman following a serious incident on a CTrain platform.

At approximately 2:30 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, a man and woman were waiting on the east side of the Victoria Park/Stampede CTrain platform for a northbound train. As a train was arriving at the station, the suspect allegedly approached the woman in her 60s from behind and pushed her onto the train tracks.

The CTrain was able to stop before reaching the victim. A Calgary Transit Peace Officer took the suspect into custody.

The victim suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition.

The attack is believed to be random and unprovoked.

Stephanie FAVEL, 35, has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and breach of probation.

Case #18499021