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Suspect wanted after police say random man chased woman with knife near Carlingwood

The man fled the area on foot toward Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway.
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Suspect in assault with weapon in Lincoln Heights, Ottawa, June 1, 2021. Photo/ Ottawa Police Service

The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) is hoping the public can help to identify a man responsible for an assault with a weapon in the area of Woodroffe Avenue and Byron Avenue.

Officers responded to a call about a man with a knife trying to stab a woman, around noon on Tuesday, June 1. 

Police say the man was not known to the woman, and it was an unprovoked incident. The victim did not sustain any injuries.

The man fled the area on foot toward Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway.

The suspect is described as:

  • White
  • Between 40 and 50 years old
  • Short blonde hair
  • Was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, black pants, black shoes, and a grey Movati gym bag across his chest

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Johnston with the West Investigations Unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 2194.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca.

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