The man accused of killing a 77-year-old man in a busy strip mall parking lot attacked one of three prison guards who were escorting him at the Edmonton Remand Centre Friday night, says a union that represents correctional staff in Alberta.
“Three correctional officers were escorting him and then he went nuts,” said Doug Knight, president of the Alberta Union of Public Employees, yesterday.
Knight says one of the guards suffered from minor injuries after the attack and he wouldn’t comment if Haldane Alexander Jensen-Huot would face more charges.
Jensen-Huot was being transferred from a health unit to the centre after making a court appearance in Edmonton, said Knight.
Jensen-Huot, 23, was charged with second-degree murder last week in Regina. He is accused of fatally stabbing Hans Albert in broad daylight at the west end strip mall on Stony Plain Road and 149 Street April 16. Police credited tips from the public with his eventual arrest in Saskatchewan.
Albert just finished celebrating his wedding anniversary with his wife at the Royal Fork Buffet restaurant before he was fatally stabbed.
People continued to make pilgrimages to the site of the tragedy on the weekend. Flowers and messages of condolences and support festoon a pole and spill down onto the cracked concrete of the busy parking lot.
Police at the time said the stabbing appeared to be a random act of violence.
Jensen-Huot is expected to make his next court appearance Friday.