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Police lay charges in recent stabbing

For Immediate Release: 05-Jan-2021 @ 4:00 PM
MRU #: 20R125-1  

The Edmonton Police Service has charged a 36-year-old man in relation to a recent stabbing on a transit bus in central Edmonton.

Thanks to a tip from the public, Brandon Letendre, 36, was located and arrested on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. He has since been remanded and is charged with robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, possession of a controlled substance and other outstanding criminal warrants.

The EPS would like the thank the public and the media for their assistance with this investigation.

Background

At approximately 8:35 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, Northwest Division officers were called to the report of a stabbing on a transit bus in the area of 112 Avenue and 95 Street.

It was reported to police that a male stabbed a passenger after attempting to steal the passenger’s backpack. The suspect then exited the bus and fled the area on foot.

EMS responded, treated and transported the 55-year-old male passenger to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He has since been released. No other injuries were reported.

The suspect and passenger were not known to one another.

Anyone with any information about this or any other crime is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250

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