Police Release Pictures of Person of Interest Linked to a Winnipeg Transit Assault

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Winnipeg police are looking for an individual of interest as part of an investigation into a serious assault aboard a bus over the weekend.

On Sunday at around 3:15 p.m., police responded to reports of an assault of a passenger on a Winnipeg Transit bus in the area of Portage Avenue and Fort Street.

Officers found an injured person in her 70s who was rushed to hospital.

They said they were informed a male suspect attacked the woman before getting off the bus.

On Monday, officers released multiple pictures of a person of interest who is wanted for interrogation by investigators.

The man in the pictures is seen at a bus stop and then boarding a bus. He has short dark hair and was sporting a dark jacket, light shirt and a blue surgical mask in the pictures.

Winnipeg police warn people from approaching the male and to contact investigators with tips at 204-986-6219 or anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.

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