Saskatoon police are confident that a game of hide-and-seek explains the case of three Saskatoon nurses who were surrounded by a group of men in a park this week.
In a widely-shared Facebook post, Royal University Hospital nurse Shauna Dugan describes walking through President Murray Park with her co-workers Tuesday night.
She claims they were suddenly swarmed by several young men dressed in black, who jumped out of the trees.
“We were fortunate enough to get away from them and run to the closest vehicle. This situation very easily could have ended very differently,” Dugan writes.
Saskatoon police have since contacted two members of a local youth group, who were in the area around that same time playing a “Mission Impossible”-style hide and seek game. They have also spoken to two of the women involved, who said the men did not speak, touch, or act aggressively towards them.
Dugan’s viral post renewed safety concerns among her co-workers. Campus security services saw twice as many people using the walk-along program Wednesday night after the story surfaced.
In a release Friday, Saskatoon police advised people to stay vigilant, but not “fearful or panicked about their day to day routines”.
Dugan has declined News Talk’s requests for comment.
Investigation into allegations that a woman and two colleagues were “swarmed” by group of unknown persons: pic.twitter.com/zIOTfKmRpW
— Saskatoon Police (@SaskatoonPolice) September 24, 2015