Calgary police have charged a man in connection with a serious assault in Coral Springs Thursday evening.
Officers were alerted to the incident in the 100 block of Coral Springs Close N.E. around 4:30 p.m., by a 10-year-old girl who police say was the daughter of the victim.
The girl was able to run to a neighbour’s home to get help and was not injured.
“She rang the doorbell a couple of times and my wife doesn’t walk that well so by the time she got here, she’d already walked back down that way,” a neighbour told Global News.
The girl managed to alert some construction workers nearby and she also called 911.
When officers arrived they were told by witnesses that a man armed with a weapon and a woman were inside. When they entered the home they found a woman was seriously injured.
She was rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition. As of Friday afternoon her condition had been upgraded to serious, but stable.
“It certainly builds are case when officers are walking in while the incident is taking place and we can certainly credit those officers at the scene for likely saving that woman’s life,” Acting Duty Staff Sergeant Travis Juska told Global News on Thursday.
Police say the man was taken into custody without incident.
Investigators believe the suspect was a ‘prior business acquaintance’ of a man who lives at the same home as the victim and that the victim and suspect knew eachother.
Police don’t believe the attack was domestic in nature, but say they are still trying to determine a motive.
68-year-old Nurdin Allaudin Dossa is facing one count of aggravated assault and police say more charges are ‘likely’.
His next court appearance is set for Nov. 21.
Anyone with information on the assault is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.