The City Police Service of Montreal (SPVM) is asking the public to help locate a suspect in his twenties, in connection with two armed assaults committed in La Fontaine Park at the end of March.
According to a police force press release in the afternoon, the suspect had committed two separate attacks, on March 21 and March 22. First, on Sunday March 21st around 7:30 pm, he was seen “assaulting two others” near the pool in La Fontaine Park. At that time, one of the victims of this attack was able to “quickly take a picture of the suspect with her phone.”
Then the next day, at around 8 p.m., the suspect – possibly the same man – again committed an attack in the same area. While his friends were chatting, he allegedly “appeared” armed with two knives and a brass knuckle before stabbing someone in the chest.
Then the man fled on foot. During this time, the victim was rushed to a nearby hospital, but she is “now out of danger,” says the SPVM.
According to the description provided by the police, the suspect is a young man in his twenties, measuring about 1.95 meters, or 6 feet 4 inches, and weighing 90 kg, equivalent to 198 pounds. “He has visible broken teeth. At the time of the attack, he was shaving his hair and wearing a beard. He wore a white bomber jacket with a US flag patch and a black hoodie with NASA letters. The suspect said a few sentences in English and Arabic during the attacks,” he refers to the police force.
“Violent assault” in the metro
Earlier, Tuesday, the SPVM issued a search notice for a suspected “violent assault” in the Montreal metro, which took place on January 29 at Université-de-Montreal, at around 4 pm. He added, “He is required to hit his victim with punches and kicks, which led to serious injuries in the head and chest.” Security cameras captured live photos.
When the attack happened, the man was “braided with colorful balls on the shoulders”, and was wearing a gray coat with “black zippers”. He wore black shorts and black and white sneakers, and spoke mainly English.
The suspect had entered the subway system at Akadi Station to take the metro towards Snowdon. He disembarked at the University of Montreal station after he committed the train carriage attack. The man then fled in a taxi from an unknown company whose license plate begins with FR07, ”the police department concludes.
Anyone with information in these two cases is asked to contact the Info-Crime Montréal by calling 514-393-1133. Anonymous processing can be guaranteed. You may be offered a reward of up to $ 2,000 for information that “leads to the arrest of suspects”.