Calgary, AB,

Charges laid in Fourth Street stabbing incident

We have charged one man in relation to a double stabbing that occurred at a Calgary Transit LRT station earlier this week.

At approximately 6:20 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, we were called for reports of a disturbance at the Fourth Street S.W. LRT Station. When officers arrived, they found a man and a woman who both appeared to be suffering from stab wounds. The injured man and woman were transported to hospital in non-life-threatening condition.

It is believed the suspect fled the scene on foot. The suspect was detained by Calgary Transit peace officers before police arrived on scene and took him into custody.

William John ABBOTT, 22, has been charged with one count of aggravated assault, one count of assault with a weapon, and one count of breach of a court order. He will next appear in court today, Friday, March 17, 2023.

“Calgary Transit peace officers were incredibly helpful by detaining the suspect until police could arrive on scene,” says Det. Keith Silvester with the District 7 General Investigations Unit. “With their help, we were able to resolve this incident quickly, ensure the victims received medical attention, and secure the LRT station while we investigated.”

The Fourth Street LRT Station was closed for part of the morning while officers investigated and processed the scene.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
APP: P3 Tips

Case # CA23107286/4199