Suspect in custody after CTrain assault leaves senior in life-threatening condition

Calgary police are searching for Basil Sweezy, 36, in relation to an assault on a senior in Sunnyside that took place Saturday, Aug 15.

Police have arrested a man suspected of assaulting an elderly man at a Calgary CTrain station, leaving the victim with life-threatening injuries.

The incident took place around 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Sunnyside CTrain station in Kensington. Police said a man in his 30s struck a senior, who fell onto the concrete platform, sustaining severe head injuries.

Investigators with the Calgary police homicide unit said the assailant then fled the scene.

 Police released this CCTV image of the suspect in an assault on a senior in Sunnyside that happened Saturday, Aug. 15. The suspect has a prosthetic leg.

Police sought the public’s help to identify the suspect, identified as 36-year-old Basil Sweezy. A police patrol car located and arrested Sweezy downtown on Saturday afternoon.

Sweezy is in custody. Police say no further information is available as the investigation into the assault is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the assault is asked to contact the Calgary police non-emergency line at 403-266-1234, the homicide tip line at 403-428-8877 or submit tips anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at

www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

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