Calgary police want to talk to witness of weekend CTrain platform assault

Calgary police released these photos on Monday of an assault witness they would like to speak to. Courtesy: Calgary Police Service

UPDATE: Police said Friday, Aug. 21 that they found and spoke to the witness.

Detectives hope to speak to a man they believe witnessed an LRT platform assault in Calgary on Saturday, according to a police release issued Monday.

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

Police said the man was on the Sunnyside CTrain platform before another man assaulted a senior on Aug. 15 at 9 a.m.

The senior was struck and fell, police said, causing “severe head injuries.” He is still in hospital in critical condition.

Calgary police are investigating after a senior was assaulted on the Sunnyside LRT platform on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. Carolyn Kury de Castillo/Global News

Police arrested Calgarian Basil Sweezey, 36, on Saturday and charged him with one count of aggravated assault. Sweezey is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 26.

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If you have information about the assault, 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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