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Posted on: December 4, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Slave Lake RCMP investigate an assault on elderly victim


Slave Lake, Alberta - On December 1 at 3:30 AM, RCMP responded to a residential break-in within the town of Slave Lake.  A male suspect entered a residence and was confronted by the elderly home owner.  A struggle ensued resulting in the elderly victim being struck multiple times with a baseball bat.  The victim was able to reach a point of safety and the suspect fled the residence on foot.  The suspect was located by responding members a short distance from the residence. 

The female victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries and released from hospital. 

Charges are pending against a 19 year old man from Grimshaw, Alberta.  The victim and suspect are not known to each other and the suspect's motives are currently unknown.  Investigation continues.

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