Date: Friday, 22 September 2023
The Calgary Police Service is asking for help from the public with identifying 16 ‘persons of interest’ in an early September brawl in northeast Calgary where several businesses were damaged.
Emergency crews were called to the commercial area of Westwinds, near the intersection of McKnight Boulevard and Falconridge Boulevard Northeast, on the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 2 after a violent crash broke out involving opposing groups of Eritrean Canadians; proponents and opponents of the government of the East African nation.
According to police, up to 150 people were involved in the clash and many were armed with weapons.
EMS officials confirmed 11 patients were transported to hospital from the scene, all in non-life-threatening condition.
On Thursday, police confirmed the investigation into the brawl was ongoing and investigators were attempting to identify 16 people who were believed to be involved. Photographs of the 16 ‘persons of interest’ were released Thursday morning.