Edmonton Police seek public’s assistance identifying suspect in recent stabbing

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect allegedly involved in a recent stabbing on a transit bus in central Edmonton.

At approximately 8:35 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, Northwest Division officers were called to the report of a stabbing on a transit bus in the area of 112 Avenue and 95 Street.

It was reported to police that a male stabbed a passenger after attempting to steal the passenger’s backpack. The suspect then exited the bus and fled the area on foot.

EMS responded, treated and transported the 55-year-old male passenger to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries where he remains in stable condition. No other injuries were reported.

The suspect and passenger were not known to one another.

Police seek public's assistance identifying suspect in recent stabbing
(EPS) Police seek public’s assistance identifying suspect in recent stabbing

Officers continue to investigate and are releasing photos of the alleged suspect in hopes that someone may recognize him. Investigators also wish to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident, including any passengers who were on the bus at the time but left the area prior to police arrival.

The suspect is described as an Indigenous male in his mid-20s, approximately 5’8” tall and 210 lbs. He was last seen wearing a black sweater with red draw strings and a red-lined hood, grey sweatpants with “Crooks” on the pant leg, grey running shoes and a black puffy jacket.

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked 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.p3tips.com/250.

Edmonton Police Service

MRU #: 20R125

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