In the initial stages of the investigation, St. Albert RCMP learned that the male victim had been playing soccer with numerous other people in the park when a verbal disagreement occurred between the victim and three males which progressed to the assault of the 50 year old man where undisclosed weapons were present.
Alexander PRZYBYSZ, age 20 of St. Albert, and Brendan CRAIG, age 18 of St. Albert, were arrested and charged with:
- Aggravated Assault - Section 268 Criminal Code
- Assault with a Weapon - Section 267(a) Criminal Code
- Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose - Section 88(1) Criminal Code
- Causing a Disturbance - Section 175(1)(a) Criminal Code
This is not believed to be a random event and the investigation is on going as numerous witnesses are being interviewed. Further details are not available at this time and anyone who has been impacted by this incident is encouraged to call St. Albert Victim Services @ 780-458-4353, who provide free emotional support and referrals to victims of crime or tragedy.
If you have any information about this assault or any other crimes, you are asked to call the St. Albert R.C.M.P. at 780-458-7700 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).