Violent conflict in Falconridge
At approximately 5 p.m., today, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023, officers responded to the northeast community of Falconridge for reports of two groups engaged in violence. It is believed up to 150 people were initially involved. Upon arrival, officers separated the groups engaged in conflict and de-escalated the situation, as many of those involved were brandishing weapons.
The Calgary Police Service considers this to be a serious event and has dedicated resources to keep the peace. This is not a protest. This is a violent conflict between two groups with opposing views.
We are working with our City partners to ensure public safety, and are actively investigating all associated criminal activity including violence and property damage.
We are asking all Calgarians to avoid the community of Falconridge for the time being in the areas that our officers are addressing.
Our primary goal is to ensure public safety. We are working with the involved groups to maintain the peace.
We want to reassure Calgarians that the appropriate resources are available and engaged to maintain control of this situation and we expect a peaceful resolution.