Calgary, AB,

Police investigate assault on CTrain

We continue to investigate an assault that occurred last night on a CTrain in the southeast area of the city.

At approximately 11 p.m., yesterday, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023, police were called to 36 Avenue and Burnsland Road S.E. for reports of a stabbing that occurred on the CTrain as it was travelling northbound after departing the Erlton-Stampede station. A passenger activated the emergency stop, causing the train to come to a stop inside the tunnel between Victoria Park and City Hall stations, resulting in approximately 100 passengers being displaced from the train while inside of the tunnel. Both northbound and southbound trains were stopped to ensure the safety of passengers while inside of the tunnel, and additional transportation was arranged.

Police quickly responded and located the suspect, a 26-year-old man, and have taken him into custody. Charges are pending.

The victim sustained minor injuries.  

Police continue to investigate the circumstances that led to the attack. At this time it is unknown if the accused and victim were known to each other.

We recognize that witnessing a violent incident can be traumatizing, and we encourage anyone who is in need of assistance to contact the Calgary Police Service Victim Assistance Support Team at 403-428-8398.

We would like to thank our City Transit partners for their assistance throughout a challenging and dynamic situation. The Calgary Police Service is committed to addressing safety concerns by working with our partners at Calgary Transit and Calgary Community Standards.

Anyone with information about the 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