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Police investigating assault with a weapon, seeking witnesses

Lethbridge Police are investigating an incident where a male was assaulted following a dispute over property at an encampment site.

On April 23 just after 12:30 a.m., police responded to a report that three males confronted a 39-year-old man they believed had stolen property from them while they were setting up an encampment west of the 900 block of 2 A Avenue South. A physical altercation ensued, and the man was struck with a weapon. The three males fled the scene prior to police arrival. The victim was located by police and transported to hospital for treatment of a serious, but non-life-threatening head injury.

This was a targeted incident involving parties who are known to one another.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed this incident or has information that could assist the investigation, to call 403-328-4444 and reference file 24007305. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at or by calling 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers will pay cash for information leading to an arrest.

The investigation is ongoing.


Lethbridge Police Service
135 1 Avenue South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0A1

Non-Emergency Phone: 403-328-4444
General Inquiries Phone: 403-327-2210
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