Suspect in Calgary dog park attack turns himself in to police

Calgary police say a man accused of an assault at Sue Higgins Park last week has turned himself in, after investigators shared a photo of his dog to the public.

Investigators say on Wednesday, April 10 around 12:30 p.m., a woman was walking her dog near the north end of the park, in the area of 9770 15 Street SE.

Police initially said a dog belonging to a man who was also at the park attacked the woman’s dog, but later clarified the dog was just acting aggressive towards another dog.

The man and woman began to argue, according to investigators, and the woman tried to record the interaction on her phone when the man allegedly knocked the phone out of her hand before pushing her to the ground and physically assaulting her.

Police add that the woman screamed, and the man picked up her cellphone off the ground and threw it over a fence before leaving in an unknown direction.

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The victim received medical attention for her injuries and reported the incident to police the next day.

Investigators say the suspect, 62-year-old Zsolt Baktay turned himself into police on Saturday, April 13.

He has since been charged with one count of assault, one count of assault causing bodily harm, and one count of intimidation.

Baktay is set to appear in court in May.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 403-266-1234 or tip anonymously through CrimeStoppers.

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