March 12, 2018 1:21 pm
Updated: March 12, 2018 5:02 pm

Assault, weapon charges laid after elderly woman attacked with sword in Bragg Creek

WATCH: A bizarre and brutal attack on a senior in a quiet community has police wondering what the motive was. An elderly woman was attacked with a sword by a relative early Friday morning in Bragg Creek. Jill Croteau reports.


A 19-year-old man has been charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose after a woman was attacked with a sword in a Bragg Creek home.

RCMP were called to the residence in the community southwest of Calgary at around 12:45 a.m. on Friday.

They said a woman in her 70s was found suffering multiple, serious lacerations. She was taken to the hospital, where Alberta Health Services said the women was in serious, but stable condition.

RCMP arrested the suspect who was still in the house.

Marshall Rath, of Bragg Creek, Alta., has been charged with aggravated assault after an elderly woman was attacked with a sword.

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“We do know the individual does have the ability [to] and does make weapons as a hobby or even employment,” Cochrane RCMP Cpl. Troy Savinkoff said.

READ MORE: Elderly woman attacked with sword by relative in Bragg Creek: RCMP 

Savinkoff said the 79-year-old victim is related to the 19-year-old who was arrested.

On Monday, RCMP said 19-year-old Marshall Rath of Bragg Creek had been charged.

His next court appearance is scheduled for March 13 in Cochrane.

Watch: RCMP say an elderly woman was attacked by a man with a sword early Friday morning.

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