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Man rushed to hospital after random attack at downtown Calgary bus stop

Calgary police are investigating an attack at a downtown bus stop on New Year's Day 2020. .
Calgary police are investigating an attack at a downtown bus stop on New Year's Day 2020. . Global News

UPDATE: Downtown Calgary bus stop attack thought to be ‘hate motivated’: police

Calgary police are investigating a random assault that sent a man in his 40’s to hospital Wednesday morning.

Police said the victim was waiting at a bus stop at 5 Avenue and 2 Street S.W. shortly after 7:30 a.m. when a man he didn’t know randomly attacked him.

Police are still investigating but believe the suspect approached the victim and started punching him in the face. He suffered serious lacerations to his face and was rushed to Foothills Hospital.

A suspect was arrested a short time later not far from the assault scene and charges against him are pending.

Paramedics said the victim was transported hospital in stable condition

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Pair of Calgary councilors pushing for police detachment in downtown core
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