Flare gun, pipe used in wild brawl at Marlborough CTrain station

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Calgary police have charged one man and are looking for three others after what they called a “reckless assault” at a CTrain station in northeast Calgary last week.

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Police said a group of four men were involved in a physical altercation on the upper level of the Marlborough CTrain station at around 2.15pm on November 17.

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The violence escalated, investigators said, with suspects brandishing a pipe and a knife as citizens tried to leave the area. In security camera footage released by police, one man can be seen repeatedly hitting another with a pipe.

Shortly after, one of the men returned to the upper level of the station with a flare gun and fired it twice, briefly igniting one of the other suspect’s jackets.

With the help of Calgary Transit staff, police arrested a man suspected of firing the flare gun at the Franklin LRT station after he left Marlborough on a departing CTrain. They also seized the gun.

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They identified the suspect as Evan Robert Mossing, 37, of Calgary. Mossing faces seven firearms charges, including discharging a firearm with intent while reckless, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and careless use of a firearm. He was released from custody after a bail hearing and is next due in court on December 13.

Suspects in a fight at Marlborough CTrain station on November 17, 2022.
Suspects in a fight at Marlborough CTrain station on November 17, 2022. Calgary Police Service

In a press release, Calgary Police Service Acting Sgt. Shelby Stewart expressed concern about the public nature of the violence, which happened in broad daylight at a public transport hub.

“This display of violence happened in a busy public area, was extremely reckless and will not be tolerated,” Stewart said.

“Calgarians deserve to feel safe as they move around the city and we continue to work with our partners, including Calgary Transit, to address this type of persistent violence.”

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Police also issued a plea for the public’s help in identifying the three other men allegedly involved in the assault, which was captured on closed-circuit cameras at the station. They released the following descriptions of the suspects:

  • A five-foot-eight male in his 20s with a slim build, black hair, brown eyes and a pierced left ear, wearing a light green winter jacket, a black Toronto Raptors jersey, blue jeans, black and brown winter boots, a black baseball hat and sunglasses.
  • A six-foot man in his 20s with a slim build and brown or black hair, wearing a green camo jacket with fur around the hood, a white hoodie, a green reflective vest, dark pants and black shoes.
  • A five-foot-eight man in his 20s with a slim build, black hair and brown eyes, wearing a maroon jacket, a hoodie with a red Vans logo, a baseball hat, sunglasses, blue jeans and a wallet chain.

Investigators are asking those with information to call the police non-emergency line at 403-266-1234. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or calgarycrimestoppers.org.

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