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Suspect in custody after senior left with ‘severe head injuries’ in LRT platform assault: Calgary police

Calgary police investigate the assault of a senior on the Sunnyside LRT platform on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. Carolyn Kury de Castillo/Global News

A man is in custody and the Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit is investigating after a senior was left with life-threatening injuries in an LRT platform assault on Saturday.

A man in his 30s assaulted the elderly man on the Sunnyside CTrain platform at 9 a.m., police said.

The suspect ran away “immediately,” officers said.

Police identified the suspect as Basil Sweezey, 36, on Sunday afternoon. Just after 7:30 p.m., police said Sweezey was in custody.

Police identified the Calgary LRT assault suspect as Basil Sweezey, 36, on Sunday afternoon. Courtesy: Calgary Police Service

If you have information, call the police non-emergency line at 403-266-1234, the homicide tip line at 403-428-8877 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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