Conner Dery, 25, of Calgary charged in connection with one of random downtown attacks

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The Calgary Police announced Saturday that they have charged a man in connection with one of the random attacks which took place in the early hours of Friday in downtown Calgary.

“Conner DERY, 25, of Calgary, has been charged with one count of aggravated assault and one count of carrying a concealed weapon. These charges are in relation to the first victim that was found at the 4 Street CTrain Station,” the Calgary Police said in a statement.

The random attacks were carried out between in the early hours of Friday morning, between 3 am and 4 am. “Shortly after 3:15 a.m., a man called for help from the 4 Street CTrain Station, stating that he had been slashed by a machete,” the Calgary Police said.

About half an hour later, a male victim was found unconscious in a bus shelter on 6 Avenue and 1 Street S.W., the Calgary Police said, adding that both the victims underwent surgery and remain in hospital.

Meanwhile, the Calgary Police, said investigators have been able to confirm that the incident reported by a victim in the 1000 block of 6 Avenue S.W., stating he was knocked unconscious and woke up a short time later, was unfounded. This leaves us with continuing to investigate three attacks.

The Calgary Police also added that the two victims who were taken to hospital have since been upgraded. The victim found at the 4 Street CTrain Station is expected to be released from hospital this weekend. The second victim found at the bus shelter has been upgraded to stable condition and will remain in hospital for some time.

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