Police locate man suspected of threatening blind man, guide dog on city bus
Winnipeg police released a photo of this man Wednesday. He is suspected of threatening a blind man and his guide dog. (photo provided by Winnipeg police)
Published Saturday, December 8, 2012 2:27PM CST
Last Updated Saturday, December 8, 2012 2:36PM CST
Winnipeg police said they’ve tracked down a man suspected of threatening a blind man and his guide dog on a Winnipeg Transit bus.
Police released photos of the suspect earlier this week after a 41-year-old blind man reported being threatened.
He was walking near a Portage Avenue bus stop in September when a stranger began distracting his guide dog. He asked the man to stop, but instead the suspect followed him on the bus and threatened to hurt him, according to police. A number of passengers tried to intervene to no avail.
Police said they have now identified a suspect and the file has been passed on to the Crown.
The victim and the police thanked the public for their help locating the suspect.