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Edmonton Police Service Looking for Help Identifying Suspected Saturday Slab Slinger

Edmonton Police Service say they would like members of the public to come forward in helping to identify those responsible for tossing a concrete slab off an overpass over Whitemud Drive and through the windshield of a vehicle below.

Police say the incident happened on Saturday at about 12:35 p.m. and describe a man throwing the heavy object off of the 53 Avenue overpass and through the Westbound-travelling grey Subaru Outback, smashing through the passenger side of the windshield.

Police say the man walked away Eastbound from the scene. An adult man inside the Subaru sustained minor injuries and was not treated by paramedics.

Then, about an hour later, at about 1:40 p.m., a similar incident occurred at the 99 Street overpass over the Whitemud. Police say in this case, a man was throwing rocks into Eastbound traffic, striking the roof of a white Buick Enclave. Police were unable to locate the item that struck this vehicle, and the driver was unhurt.

A map highlighting the locations of the two incidents, submitted by Edmonton Police Service.

“Police continue to actively investigate whether both incidents are related and are asking anyone who witnessed objects being thrown off overpasses yesterday to please come forward. Likewise, anyone in the area of either incident with dash cameras that were active at the time are also asked to contact the EPS,” police said in a media release.

The man is described as between 5’8″ and 5’9″, average build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up. In the second case, the suspect was described wearing a black backpack.

“Throwing objects at moving vehicles is extremely dangerous and we are lucky that citizens were not seriously injured or killed yesterday,” said Staff Sergeant Kevin Clague in a media release. “Anyone who witnessed these events, or similarly had objects thrown at their vehicle while travelling on Whitemud Drive yesterday, is asked to please reach out to us as soon as possible.”

EPS can be contacted at 780-423-4567. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Below: A composite image of the two pictures EPS circulated highlighing concrete slab and the damage the Subaru Outback sustained from the earlier incident.