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Edmonton area man sought after attack on Muslim sisters

Last Updated Jun 29, 2021 at 7:55 pm MDT

RCMP are looking for a man after an attack on two Muslim sisters near Edmonton last week. Alberta RCMP

ST. ALBERT — RCMP in St. Albert are looking for a man after an attack on two Muslim sisters last week.

Last Wednesday around 12:30 p.m., the two women were walking along a pathway bordering Edmonton, near Alderwood Park, when an unknown man wearing a mask yelled racial remarks at the pair.

The man grabbed one of the women by the Hijab and pushed her to the ground, knocking her unconscious.

The suspect then pulled out a knife, pushed the other woman to the ground and held the knife to her throat while uttering more racial slurs.

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The man then ran off.

RCMP are now releasing a photo of the man, hoping someone may be able to identify him.

He is identified as being around 6 feet tall, with an average build, broad shoulders, around 50 years old, with short, light-coloured hair and light-coloured eyes.

He is said to have been wearing dark blue jeans, a navy shirt, and wearing a red and white bandana with graffiti lettering.

Anyone with any information is being asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.