- The Montreal Police have released surveillance images of a man suspected of attacking a woman near Beaubien metro station.
- La Presse reports that he hit the woman on the head with a stick.
After an attack outside Beaubien orange line metro station on February 13 made headlines, the Montreal Police have released images of the suspected assailant. The man is accused of using a "blunt weapon" to attack an individual, who several outlets have identified as a woman, at around 9:00 p.m. on rue Chateaubriand in the borough of Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie. Surveillance images show the man on the metro station platform before the attack.
"He was seen kicking in the air, a behaviour that attracted the attention of other users," the SPVM writes.
La Presse has identified his blunt weapon as a "wooden stick" and reports that he used it to hit the woman several times on the head. Police have not confirmed these details.
The French-language publication has also related the attack to a number of similar incidents but the SPVM has not claimed any connection.
The man wanted by police "is between the ages of 25 and 35, slim build and approximately 1.67 m (5'6'') tall."
"He was dressed in a black coat with white and purple lines, pants and a black toque. He was also wearing black shoes with white soles."
The photos published by police on the SPVM website and social media pages show the man kicking the air on the platform of Beaubien station, with its distinctive floor tiling.
He also appears to be holding a newspaper and have a light beard and moustache.
There are no further details.
🚨 Le #SPVM recherche un homme soupçonné d’être responsable d’une agression armée commise le 13 février, vers 21 h,… https://t.co/x0Yt3MyU59— Police Montréal (@Police Montréal) 1582062299.0
At the end of the public online report, the SPVM encourages "anyone with information that could help the investigators can call 911, go to their neighbourhood police station or contact Info-Crime Montréal anonymously and confidentially at 514-393-1133 or online."
See the full report here.
Stay tuned for updates.