Edmonton man, 28, charged with attempted murder in road-rage crowbar attack

Edmonton man, 28, charged with attempted murder in road-rage crowbar attack

Police have arrested a man in relation to a road-rage attack in southeast Edmonton that left a woman with two broken arms.

Jared Matthew Eliasson, 28, is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and possessing a weapon dangerous to public

Eliasson was arrested Wednesday, police said.

The victim, a 34-year-old woman, was attacked near her home at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday after dropping off her husband at work.

She had honked her horn at a car stopped on the roadway, police said. The driver of that car followed the woman and attacked her with a crowbar.

The woman told CBC News that the man raised the crowbar and hit her as she blocked the blow with her arm. He then swung at her a second time, which she blocked with her other arm.

Police had been looking for a silver Pontiac Wave as the suspect vehicle.

Police said Thursday that tips had been "flowing in," and that the suspect vehicle had been seen Wednesday in the King Edward Park neighbourhood where Tuesday's attack took place.

Staff Sgt. Christa Pennie would not say why the suspect was in the area on Tuesday morning, but that "he has reason to be in the neighbourhood  ... at that time."

Police credited the arrest to tips received from the public.

"It was quite amazing to watch how everybody banded together," Pennie said. "I am still getting Crime Stoppers tips."

Eliasson is scheduled to appear in court Monday.