Calgary police receive leads on suspect in Central Library senior assault

CCTV images of a suspect Calgary police are seeking information on following an assault on a senior at a city library. handout / Calgary Police Service

Calgary police beleive they have identified a suspect accused of assaulting a senior at a downtown library in October 2022.

At about 3 p.m. on Oct. 9, 2022, the senior was on the fourth floor of the Calgary Public Library’s Central Library sitting at a computer station. The senior left the computer to ask the staff for assistance and when he returned, another man was sitting at the computer.

The senior asked the unknown man to move as he was still logged into the computer using his library account. The man got up, retrieved another chair and sat next to the senior.

Police believe a disagreement followed and it escalated into a physical altercation: the senior was thrown to the ground and knocked unconscious, and was struck multiple times in the face by the suspect who then fled.

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The victim was taken to hospital and has since been released.

The suspect is described as a young man with a slim build, black hair dyed blond, and was wearing dark pants, brown loafer-style shoes and a jacket with a blue, purple and grey pattern.


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Late Thursday, police said investigators believe they’ve been able to identify a suspect “thanks to quick action by the public.”

More details are expected to be shared if charges are officially laid.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the incident is asked to call the CPS non-emergency line at 403-266-1234. Anonymous tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers.


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