The Edmonton police have charged three men in connection to an assault that took place at Churchill LRT Station.

It is reported that there was a verbal exchange between a man and a group of males and females on the LRT concourse level.

"Allegedly, the lone male was followed onto the LRT platform by two males from the group, and was assaulted and thrown onto the LRT tracks," the Edmonton Police Service said in a press release.

"The lone male attempted to climb off the rails to safety, but was prevented from doing by a third male from the group who joined in," the release adds.

The 49-year-old victim was helped by several bystanders who helped him climb to safety.

"This individual was very lucky that he was not struck," said Ron Gabruck, director of operational support with Edmonton Transit, to the Edmonton Journal.

Irwin Joeseph Keshane, Wesley Wayne Osecap and Dean JR Rain have been charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault and are scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

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