UPDATE: Edmonton Police make arrest in southeast road rage incident

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service has arrested a male in connection to a road rage incident that occurred this week and sent a woman to hospital with two broken arms.

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Jared Matthew Eliasson, 28, has been charged with attempt to commit murder, possess offensive weapon dangerous to public, and aggravated assault.

Thank you to the public and media for sharing this information and submitting tips, which led to Eliasson’s arrest on Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2017.

Eliasson’s court date is scheduled for Monday, Mar. 13, 2017.

BACKGROUND:

The Edmonton Police Service is investigating a vicious road rage incident that left a 34-year-old Edmonton woman in hospital this morning with two broken arms.

Southeast Division patrol officers responded to a report of a road rage incident near 76 Avenue and 87 Street, at approximately 6:30 a.m. today, Tuesday, March 7, 2016.

It was reported to police, that a 34-year-old female motorist had been driving northbound on 87 Street when she approached a silver Chevrolet Aveo that was stopped in the eastbound lane, as she attempted to turn onto 77 Avenue.

The female motorist honked her horn, before passing the vehicle. It is alleged the suspect vehicle then followed the woman to a nearby residential address, where she exited her vehicle to go inside.

The male suspect then allegedly ran up to the female complainant, before striking her on both arms with a crow bar. Paramedics treated and transported the woman to hospital, where she underwent surgery for broken arms.

Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect male seen in the attached dash camera images. The suspect is described as being a Caucasian male, approximately 30 years old, 6’1”, medium build, with brown hair and blue eyes. The suspect was wearing a grey toque, blue jeans, and a dark colored jacket at the time of the assault.

Police would also like to speak with two witnesses that were seen walking across the street from where the incident occurred this morning, in the neighbourhood of King Edward; a female with a long white coat and a male walking two dark-colored dogs.

The suspect vehicle is described as being a mid-2000’s, silver, four-door Chevrolet Aveo with a seven-digit Alberta licence plate that starts with the letter “B”. The vehicle also has a small fin/spoiler on the rear hatch and steel (winter) rims on the tires.

Anyone with information about this incident or who can or identify the male suspect is urged to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.

NOTE: The time and date shown on original photos is incorrect because the owner of the dashcam had not set time and date in the device.

Edmonton Police Service
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