Man arrested in connection with random attacks in downtown Calgary

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The Calgary Police arrested a suspect in connection with a series of random attacks in downtown Calgary which left at least 4 people wounded.

“Around 4 p.m.., today, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, one man was taken into custody in relation to the attacks from early this morning,” 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 have undergone surgery and remain in hospital.

Close to 4 a.m., another male victim was found in the 1000 block of 6 Avenue S.W., stating he was knocked unconscious and woke up a short time later. This victim had minor injuries and did not require transport to hospital.

“We have since identified that a fourth victim was located at around the same time as the third victim, near the Peace Bridge with injuries to his hand. He was taken to hospital and has since been released,” the Calgary Police added in its statement.

The Calgary Police also added that they continue to believe these attacks were random and have not identified a clear motive. There is no common theme among the victims that investigators have zeroed in on at this time.

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