Violent offender has relocated to Calgary, police warn

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A 22-year-old man who police say is capable of extreme violence has relocated to Calgary after being released from prison in October.

The Calgary Police Service issued a public warning on Tuesday that Tristan Thom, who initially resided in Edmonton after he was released from prison, has moved to Calgary. Police say the warning was issued so that Calgarians can take precautionary measures.

Last month, when Thom was released from prison, Edmonton police said he posed "a significant risk of harm" to others — particularly when under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

If he perceives being challenged, or shown disrespect by others, Thom can resort to violent acts that might occur in public, police said.

He is described as being five feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair.