Man break woman’s arms with a crowbar in road rage attack

Edmonton police say they are investigating lots of tips

Edmonton police say they are investigating lots of tips as they search for a man who is accused of breaking a woman’s arms with a crowbar in a vicious road rage attack.

Police spokesman Scott Pattison says it appears the man was aiming for the women’s head Tuesday morning in a residential neighbourhood.

“It is alleged the male suspect was swinging for her head and she blocked the swing,” he said Wednesday. “That is what we believe.”

Police say the 34-year-old woman honked her horn as she was passing a car that was stopped in the street where she was trying to make a turn.

The car, described by police as a silver Pontiac Wave, followed her to a house.

When she got out of her vehicle, police say, the man ran up to her, striking her on both arms with a crowbar.

The woman was taken to hospital and underwent surgery.

“She has had multiple breaks in both arms — very significant breaks,” Pattison said. “She is still in hospital.”

Police are looking for a white man, about 30 years old, standing six-foot-one and with a medium build, brown hair and blue eyes. They would also like to speak to two people who may have seen what happened.

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