Gatineau construction site flag man assaulted, police say
Attack occurred at construction zone on Highway 50 off-ramp Tuesday night, flag man alleges
Police are looking for three men who allegedly assaulted a flag man working on a Highway 50 off-ramp in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday night.
At about 10 p.m., Gatineau police received a 911 call about an assault happening on the Highway 50 off-ramp at Saint-Louis Street.
When officers arrived, they found a 24-year-old signalling company employee suffering from minor injuries. He and witnesses told investigators that two passengers in an orange Pontiac Wave got out of their vehicle and threatened him with a baseball bat.
At the scene Tuesday night, Marc-André Gaudreault told Radio-Canada that his helmet and arm were hit, and that he had to move a lot to avoid the baseball bat. He also said his job is a dangerous one.
Other motorists yelled out at the suspects, causing them to flee in the vehicle heading north along Saint-Louis Street, police said.
Gaudreault suffered minor injuries, police said, and did not need to be taken to hospital.
The driver is described by police as a heavy-set white man in his 20s. The two passengers who allegedly attacked Gaudreault are described as white men in their 20s, measuring between five feet nine inches tall and five feet 11 inches tall. They each weighed about 160 pounds.
Their vehicle is described as an orange, four-door Pontiac Wave.