A 17-year-old university student newly arrived from India was so badly beaten he was incapable of moving from the concrete floor after a random, unprovoked attack in a downtown Winnipeg bus shelter.
Winnipeg police are desperate to find the man who attacked the teen, saying that person is “more dangerous than anybody else out there.”
Police said that the victim, who had only been in Canada about three weeks, was in the shelter for only four or five minutes before the attacker went after him.
Looking for assistance in locating the below male in regards to a viscous attack that occurred in the 300 block of Portage Ave on Jan 23 around 10:30 a.m. Please contact the Winnipeg Police Service at (204)986-6222 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).https://t.co/vYdmFIbMU6 pic.twitter.com/gsNGuZLtz4
— Winnipeg Police (@wpgpolice) January 24, 2018
A brief clip of surveillance video footage released by police shows the victim and attacker standing a few feet apart.The attacker waits for other people in the shelter and those standing nearby outside the shelter to leave. Then suddenly the attacker lunges at the teen and starts to punch him. The video stops there.
“We need to get this person identified as soon as possible and have them removed from the streets,” said spokeswoman Const. Tammy Skrabek.
Skrabek said the video was stopped there “because the general public does not need to see this type of violence.”
sHE SAID, The teen was punched, kicked and knocked to the ground, where the beating continued “to the point that this poor victim was unable to move.”
“When I’m saying [is] it was a horrific attack, it is a horrific attack.”
he victim, who was also robbed, was left with serious facial and head injuries and sent to hospital in stable condition. He was treated for multiple facial injuries and released.