Early morning downtown attacks
We continue to investigate a series of random attacks that occurred in the downtown area in the early morning hours today, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.
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. About half an hour later, a male victim was found unconscious in a bus shelter on 6 Avenue and 1 Street S.W.
Both these victims were taken to hospital. The first in serious condition, and second in life-threatening condition.
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 are extremely concerned and have officers from across the city working to locate the suspect and collect valuable evidence” says District 1 Staff Sergeant, Kurt Jacobs. “At this time, we are determining whether there are any other victims. We ask for cooperation from the public in the downtown core as we deal with a large police scene.”
Transit closures as well as road closures remain in place. A five block radius at 4 Street to east of 1 Street S.W. remains an active police scene.
We have not received any additional reports of violence indicating that the suspect is still actively attacking others at this time. This is a complex investigation taking place over a large area of the city and we will share additional information as soon as possible.
Anyone with information about these attacks is asked to call the police non-emergency line at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be left anonymously through Crime Stoppers using any of the following methods:
APP: P3 Tips
CASE # 21407739/21408101/21408105