WINNIPEG – Tuesday morning was just like any other morning for a trio of women in Winnipeg.
But that would quickly change, as one suspect has been connected to three random and unprovoked assaults.
One of the victims is speaking out to the media, recounting her harrowing experience. She does not want to be named as the attacker is still at large.
She was attending a convention downtown Tuesday when she stepped outside. The suspect asked her for a smoke, but she told him she didn’t have one and started walking away.
“Immediately, I felt a blow to the base of my neck. Then two more blows and I started seeing stars. I didn’t get knocked out, I turned around as fast as I could and started yelling at him. I was in shock. He just looked like he was full of pure rage and hatred and anger. It was a totally unprovoked attack.”
She feels grateful to a random passerby for intervening or else, she believes, the man would have continued the attack.
“I suffered a concussion, I’m in a neck brace right now. I’m having dizzy spells, nausea, and trauma. I can’t get his face out of my head.”
Learning that there were two other attacks that morning added to her shock, but she heard from police that her injuries were the worst of the three.
“It’s traumatizing. I don’t want to feel so much as a victim, but to warn other people to be aware of their surroundings. And I was aware of my surroundings. There was nothing out of the blue. And boom, it happened so fast.”
The suspect is a man with long blonde hair, six feet tall, and possibly wearing a dark jacket with reflective stripes. If you know anything, call police at (204) 986-6668.