Calgary police seek victim, witnesses on CTrain platform in possible hate-motivated assault

Sikh man was target of slurs, unprovoked assault, according to police

Calgary police are looking for peopl ein this photo who may have witnessed a hate-motivated assault on the CTrain on Oct. 6. (COURTESY CPS)

Calgary police are taking the unusual step of releasing photos of passengers on a CTrain platform in hopes of finding witnessness to a possible hate crime.

Around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 6, police responded to reports of an assault on a southbound CTrain as it was arriving at Rundle Station.

A man on the train was allegedly yelling at a South Asian Sikh man, and telling him to go back to his own country.

It’s also alleged that he hit the man on the head with a piece of cardboard. According to police, the attack was completely unprovoked.

Both exited the train and according to police, the suspect kept yelling slurs at the man, who walked towards Sunridge Mall.

Police say they found a suspect, but they’re still looking for the victim.

Now police have released photos of people who were exiting the train at that time in hopes of finding more witnesses and the victim. They would like them to come forward so they can continue with their investigation.

Anyone with information can cal the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234, or the can reach the Hate Crimes Coordinator at hatecrime@calgarypolice.ca

Anonymous tips are welcome via Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477.

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