November 9, 2018 2:56 pm
Updated: November 9, 2018 8:40 pm

Woman pushed onto CTrain tracks in ‘random’ attack; suspect charged

WATCH: A Calgary woman was charged with attempted murder after a senior was pushed onto the CTrain tracks on Friday. As Michael King reports, police say the suspect has a history of violence.


Calgary police have charged a woman with attempted murder after another woman was pushed onto CTrain tracks Thursday.

Police said at around 2:30 p.m. a man and a woman were waiting on the east side of the Victoria Park/Stampede CTrain platform.

“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,” police said in a news release Friday.

The train was able to stop in time, police said.

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The suspect was taken into custody by a Calgary Transit Peace Officer.

Police said the victim was taken to the hospital in life-threatening condition.

Police say the incident was “random and unprovoked.”

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

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