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February 12, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Assaults Investigation – Arrest: C17-26887

As a result of Committed and determined work by members of the Division 11 General Patrol Unit 28-year-old Michael Ryan FITZSIMMONS for a series of seven random assaults that occurred on February 7, 2017 in the downtown area.

 - At approximately 7:30 a.m. the accused assaulted an adult female in the area of River Avenue and Osborne Street. She suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
- At approximately 7:35 a.m. the accused assaulted an adult male in the same area. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
- At approximately 7:45 a.m. the accused assaulted an adult female in the area of Broadway and Edmonton Avenue. The victim suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.
- At approximately 7:50 a.m. the accused assaulted an adult female in the area of Hargrave Street and St. Mary Avenue. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
- At approximately 7:55 a.m. the accused assaulted an adult female in the area of St. Mary Avenue and Garry Street. The victim suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.
- At approximately 8:00 a.m. the accused assaulted an adult female in the 300 block of York Avenue. She suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
- At approximately 10:30 a.m. the accused assaulted an adult female in the area of Main Street and Pioneer Avenue. She suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Fitzsimmons was arrested on February 11, 2017. He has been charged with the following offences:
- Assault Cause Bodily harm x 6
- Assault with a Weapon
- Mischief Under $5,000
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order x 24

Fitzsimmons was detained in custody.

Winnipeg Police would like to thank our partners in the downtown community for their assistance in this investigation.

  • Last Update: February 13, 2017

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