Calgary, AB,

Police investigating domestic assault and arson

The Calgary Police Service is investing a domestic assault and arson that occurred in a northwest Calgary residence earlier today.

At approximately 1 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, police were called to the residence for reports that a man had been stabbed. After the assaut, it is beliieved the suspect started the house on fire and fled before police arrived. When officers entered the house, they found a man in medical distress. He was transported to hospital in serious but stable condition.

The fire was contained to the basement of the home and quickly extinguished by the Calgary Fire Department.

The suspect was located shortly after in his vehicle but he refused to stop for police. Officers followed the vehicle using various resources, including HAWCS, and eventually the vehicle left city limits and drove towards Airdrie.

The Airdrie RCMP assisted with deploying a spike belt , which brought the vehicle to stop around 4:30 p.m. The suspect was then taken into custody and charges are pending.

The investigation into the stabbing and arson are ongoing, however, police believe the incident is domestic in nature. Due to the domestic nature, no further details will be released to protect the privacy of the family involved.

Investigators are asking anyone with information on this incident to contact the police non-emergency line at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

The Calgary Police Service always encourages anyone that is experiencing abuse or violence in a family relationship to reach out for help. There are countless agencies ready to offer support that can be contacted simply by calling Connect Family & Sexual Abuse Network at 1-877-237-5888, the 24-hour Family Violence Helpline at 403-234-SAFE (7233), or 211.

Victims of domestic violence can also contact the Calgary Police Service anytime by calling the non-emergency line at 403-266-1234, or 9-1-1 if they are in immediate danger.

Case #17420002/4367