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Portage Place Mall bus shelter demolished

The notorious bus shelter at Portage Place Shopping Centre has been demolished after being a magnet for crime for years.

A problematic bus shelter that was a magnet for drug deals and violent crime has been demolished.

The heated bus shelter at Portage Place Mall was taken down Monday evening.

The heated bus shelter at Portage Place Shopping Centre.
The heated bus shelter at Portage Place Shopping Centre. Brittany Greenslade/Global News

In January, a 17-year-old international student was the target of a random attack.

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Surveillance video released by police at the time shows the attacker waiting until all others leave the bus shelter before lunging at the teen and beating him until he couldn’t move.

Surveillance images show daytime attack at Portage Place bus shelter
Surveillance images show daytime attack at Portage Place bus shelter

In 2008, a man walked into the shelter during the noon hour with a high-powered handgun and shot another man, a stranger, in the abdomen.

WATCH: Mayor Brian Bowman says the City would like to see the bus shelter at Portage Place replaced as soon as possible

‘The sooner… the better’: Winnipeg mayor on tearing down the bus shelter at Portage Place
‘The sooner… the better’: Winnipeg mayor on tearing down the bus shelter at Portage Place