Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Three Women Victims of Unprovoked Attacks by Single Suspect in Winnipeg

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Three Women Victims of Unprovoked Attacks by Single Suspect in Winnipeg

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Three women victims of unprovoked attacks

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WINNIPEG - One of three women who police believe were attacked by the same man in separate incidents this week says she is suffering a concussion and trauma from the incident.

Police says the three attacks on Tuesday morning were unprovoked and targeted women.

Const. Jason Michalyshen says they can't be 100 per cent sure a single person is responsible, but that's what police believe at this point.

He says police are asking residents to be mindful of their personal safety, think where they are, and watch out for suspicious people approaching them.

One of Tuesday's victims told radio station CJOB she was attending a downtown convention when she stepped outside.

She says the suspect asked her for a cigarette, but she told him she didn't have one and was walking away when she felt a blow to the base of her neck.

"Then two more blows and I started seeing stars," says the woman, who doesn't want her name used. "I didn't get knocked out, I turned around as fast as I could and started yelling at him. …

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