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Winnipeg police arrest suspect in random attack that left four people injured, including elderly women

Winnipeg police arrest suspect in random attack that left four people injured, including elderly women
Winnipeg police arrest suspect in random attack that left four people injured, including elderly women

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Winnipeg police have arrested a man believed to be involved in multiple attacks in the city’s historic Exchange District.

The series of attacks, which lasted less than an hour, began on Main St., where an injured man was found in the parking lot of a business.

Quick action by local business personnel led to the arrest of a suspect, identified as 30-year-old Brendan Jordan Lee White, who was subsequently arrested by police without further incident.

After police arrested the suspect, they received reports of several similar attacks in the area.

In a short period of time, three women were targeted in separate attacks, some of which police suspect White was involved in.

A 68-year-old woman was struck with a metal chair on Bannatyne Ave., another elderly woman was pushed and assaulted on McDermot Ave. and a 38-year-old woman was attacked when she tried to intervene in another attack.

The last person injured in the shooting was the 40-year-old man who allegedly attacked White in the parking lot before police arrested him.

“Officers linked the suspect to all four incidents during their investigation and obtained an unsubstantiated arrest warrant for assault and assault with a weapon,” Winnipeg police wrote.

The victims suffered only minor injuries and did not require medical attention.

Authorities say the attacks appear to be random and there is no clear motive.

White is currently in custody while the investigation continues.

Winnipeg police are urging the community to be vigilant amid an increase in random attacks.