Man attacked on Seagram Dr.

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Waterloo Police are investigating after an assault early Saturday morning on Seagram Drive sent a 20 year-old Toronto man to hospital.

The victim was attending the University of Tamil Association Formal at St. George Banquet Hall in Waterloo, which he departed from at about 1:40 a.m. on Saturday morning. Nearing 3:00 a.m., he arrived in the area of student residential complex UW place, located at 102 Seagram Drive. The assault began in the parking lot of the residence, where he was attacked by three men. The attack continued out onto Seagram Drive when the victim attempted to run away. The victim contacted emergency services.

Olaf Heinzel, the public affairs coordinator for the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS), said that no theft occurred and that “[police are] investigating it as an assault only at the moment.” The victim has since been released from hospital.

The police have no knowledge of any witnesses to the event and the only description available of the attackers is that they were dark-skinned.
“We’re looking for information from the public, anyone who may have witnessed it. We are also right now looking for help in identifying a female who may have some information in regards to this,” said Heinzel.  “She might have some information in relation to the assault.”

An image of the woman can be found at wrps.on.ca or thecord.ca.

UW Tamil Association president Sujith Sutharsan was unaware of any potential connections to the event. “We had no problems at the formal because all the security and cops kept the formal clean. Even our security didn’t tell us about anything,” he said.

Motivations for the attack are currently unknown to police as the investigation continues. “We don’t know if it’s something that an interaction may have taken place at the social event,” said Heinzel. “It’s really wide open right now in terms of what could have occurred and why it occurred.”

Police are asking anyone with information relating to the assault or the identity of the female to call North Division Detectives at 519-653-7700 ext. 6399 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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