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RCMP investigate after youth put in choke-hold at CrossIron Mills mall

RCMP said the male suspect "placed the youth in a choke hold rendering him unconscious."
Airdrie RCMP is investigating a recent assault involving a male and female suspects and a youth from Airdrie.

A recent assault of a youth at the CrossIron Mills shopping centre in Balzac has drawn response from RCMP.

Airdrie RCMP stated in a press release that on Oct. 9 at 7:38 p.m., Airdrie Rural RCMP officers responded to the Rocky View County mall to investigate a reported assault. According to the release, a young Airdrie resident told officers he had been assaulted by an unknown male. 

"The youth reported he was confronted by a male in the movie theatre parking lot and challenged to fight," RCMP stated. "The youth declined and entered the mall when the male attacked him."

Security footage showed the suspect walking near the youth with an unknown woman, according to the release. RCMP added the male suspect "placed the youth in a choke hold rendering him unconscious."

The victim attended Airdrie urgent care as a precaution.

Police are seeking public assistance in identifying both the male suspect and the female who was with him. The male is described as having black hair in a pony tail, a black beard, a slight build, and medium complexion. He wore a white long-sleeve shirt, shorts, and sunglasses.

The female with him also had black hair in a ponytail, a medium build and complexion, and was wearing all black clothing.

Should the public recognize either of these persons, they are asked to please contact the Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7267. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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