Two RCMP officers injured after downtown Calgary stabbing

Two RCMP officers were injured and one taken to Calgary hospital in serious condition -- after an apparent stabbing incident in the downtown.

 

Two RCMP officers were injured and one taken to Calgary hospital in serious condition -- after an apparent stabbing incident in the downtown.

 

Police were called shortly after 10:30 a.m. to the J.J. Bowlen building after reports of a stabbing inside the building, which houses the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT).

 

Calgary Police say a 30-year-old man who was being escorted into an interview room by a plain-clothes RCMP officer turned violent and attacked the officer, stabbing him multiple times.

 

Another RCMP member heard the commotion, police said, and rushed to intervene. A Calgary police officer also intervened, and sustained a knife wound, police said.


RCMP Supt. Randy McGinnis said that two RCMP officers in their 50s were injured and one was taken to hospital after the attack.


The most seriously injured officer has since been upgraded to stable condition, according to McGinnis. The second officer received superficial wounds while struggling with the suspect.


The suspect, who was taken to hospital with a bump on the head, was taken into custody after the alleged attack, police said. Calgary Police say the suspect is known to police.


According to police they do not have a motive for the incident.


Edmonton RCMP are taking the lead in the investigation, according to McGinnis.

 
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