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Dispute over encampment site property results in alleged assault

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

On Apr. 23, just after 12:30 a.m., police responded to a report 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. The investigation is ongoing.

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.

 

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