People in the Winnipeg area of Osborne Village were on the verge of a report on a sexual assault in a neighborhood last week, but the police now say there is no risk to public safety.
"The investigation has changed and we now know that we are not looking for a suspect," Winnipeg Const police. Rob Carver said Friday.
"We have identified the person with whom we have to talk, and indeed, the message is that there is no random person in the village."
Last weekend the police published information about the sexual assault they reported about occurred at about 10:30 on Friday. near River Avenue and Osborne Street – busy intersection in a densely populated neighborhood.
The 18-year-old victim told the police that she went to the area when a man pulled him into a trail between the streets of Pulford and Bole, north of Stradbrook Avenue, and sexually assaulted him.
The police say that it happened when the incident occurred and the investigation revealed that the details were not exactly what was originally reported.
"I think [the incident] was very seriously worried by people living in the area, working in the area or re-creating in the area so that somebody could be grabbed in a very busy area. That did not happen, "he said.
"I want it to be very clear – we are investigating the situation that happened, but that was not," Carver said.
Robbery attempts have heightened concerns
The second incident on Wednesday caused more concern for people visiting the area.
The police said that when shopping for bags near Osborne and Pembin intersection, which is better known as a confused corner, about 7 hours. But this is not related to the attack and does not mean that there has been a crisis in criminal activity in this area, said Carver.
"In the past months we looked back, in the village it was quite permanent," he said.
"There is definitely no crime and certainly no reason for Osborne Village to disturb you."
The victim in the attempted robbery did not suffer any serious injuries.
Police say no arrests have been made in any incident, both of which are still under investigation.
The residents are shaken
Liz Pham lives in the village of Osborne and said that the hearing about the events is alarming.
"I was certainly nervous and it somehow prevented me from going for a walk," she said, wandering around with her little one.
Police say they have published information about a sexual assault, with the help of the information they had at the time, from the plenty of caution for the public. They seriously take all reports of a sexual assault, said Carver.
Pham said that the happy police informed the public.
"I think that we are delivering updates, as the story develops … really, really important. No one wants to live in fear, especially in his neighborhood."
She still intends to be awake while walking, and I would like to see more patrol presence in the area.
The police say that it is always important that people are aware of their surroundings, travel groups, if possible, and adhere to well-lit areas.