WATCH ABOVE: Calgary Police are warning women across the city about a man believed to be responsible for a sexual assault in the northwest last night. Police say it happened near the Brentwood LRT station early Friday evening as the woman was leaving the train. Carolyn Kury de Castillo reports.
CALGARY- Police continue to search for a suspect in an alleged sexual assault in Brentwood.
Officers were called to the area near the Brentwood Shopping Centre around 7 p.m. on Friday.
Police looking for information in sexual assault case
Police say a woman was allegedly attacked by an unknown male.
The victim was leaving the Brentwood LRT station and walked a short distance toward Brentwood Road N.W. when she noticed a man was walking behind her.
Police said the man then grabbed her from behind and dragged her to a nearby alley. The woman fell to the ground and the man struck her in the head.
She screamed loud while fighting back and was able to run away.
EMS attended the scene, but the woman refused transport or treatment of any kind.
Police searched the area for a suspect, but so far no arrests have been made.
Police are asking for the public’s assistance, if anyone heard the victim or saw the incident Friday night to call police.
The site of the alleged attack is a relatively busy path used by shoppers and commuters coming off the train.
“That’s what they were saying to about having the train run all the way to Tuscany because that kind of brings whoever like you don’t know right.”
People who live next to the alley say they’re used to seeing to suspicious looking characters hanging around.
Those who ride the train say more security at the station would help, especially considering the number of young female students who pass through here.
“Oh I would say there should be some train security especially at night and if you think about it, with SAIT and the university here there are kids around and lots of people partying and just having fun so you never know when you’re drunk you don’t know what’s going on around you,” one train rider said.
Police are cautioning people to stay in well lit, populated areas and minimize using cell phones and listening to music while walking at night.