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Cochrane RCMP Investigate Serious Assault in Bragg Creek – UPDATE

Bragg Creek, AB – As a result of the RCMP investigation, Marshall Rath (19) of Bragg Creek has been charged with one count of Aggravated Assault and with one count of being in possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.  Rath’s next court appearance is scheduled for March 13, 2018 in Cochrane Court.
BACKGROUND
March 9, 2018
Cochrane, Alberta – An elderly female was taken to hospital following a serious assault at a residence in Bragg Creek, AB earlier today.  At approximately 12:45 AM, police attended the residence after reports that the victim had been attacked with a sword by another occupant of the house.
The victim was taken to an area hospital where she remains in serious condition.
The 19 year old male suspect in this case was known to the victim and has been taken into custody.  There are presently no concerns for public safety.
Investigation into this matter is in the preliminary stages and will continue throughout the day.

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