1. Man Dies in Edmonton Light Rail Assault
City: Edmonton, Canada
A 29-year-old victim of a targeted attack died of head injuries in late December after he was savagely beaten on a moving Edmonton Light Rail Transit train. Transit officials, upon learning an attack was taking place on Dec. 28, reportedly decided to keep the train active for the three-minute ride to a stop down the line so the victim could have better access to police and paramedics. Passengers fled the car at the nearest stop after the altercation broke out, but when the punches continued after the train doors opened, operators allowed the train doors to shut once more, leaving the victim alone with his attacker. Objectively, the act gave the assailant three more minutes to initiate the ultimately fatal blows to the victim's head.