Alberta Mirror

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Suspect in detention after the second attack at LRT station


Key takeaways: 

  • A woman pushed onto track faces potential leg amputation.
  • A 78-year older lady was pushed onto the tracks on Monday night at the Health Sciences/Jubilee LRT station.

Police have charged a suspect believed liable for two violent incidents at Edmonton LRT stations. 

Edmonton police arrested a 20-year-old man with heightened assault after an older woman was pushed onto an LRT track early Monday night. 

Her brother told CBC News that Sharda Devi Naidu, 78, stays in the hospital due to her wounds and faces potential leg amputation. 

“The damage to her leg was pretty brutal,” Ram Mudalier stated. “It is getting to be very, very harmful for females who are traveling alone.” 

The victim and her attacker did not know each other. 

Her alleged attacker was charged the next day and blamed for trying to strike a male with a weapon at a different LRT station.

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Police have charged a suspect believed liable for two violent incidents at Edmonton LRT stations

Mudalier stated he was informed that his sister was in a glass-enclosed space at the Health Sciences/Jubilee LRT station when a man started to disturb her verbally. She drew out her phone and threatened to call the police as she made her way to the platform.

Mudalier said that’s when his sister was forced onto the tracks.¬†Edmonton police distributed a photograph of the suspect.¬†

On Tuesday afternoon, transit security dispatchers spotted the same man on their cameras accusing striking a 53-year-old male with a weapon at the downtown Churchill station.

Peace officers held the suspect until the police came. 

The suspect is arrested with custody of a weapon and assaulted with a firearm concerning the Churchill station. He’s also accused of aggravated assault related to the attack on Naidu. 

“We require more peace officers on the system,” regional transit union president Steve Bradshaw informed CBC News.¬†

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