Two suspects sought in C-Train stabbing - Metro US

Two suspects sought in C-Train stabbing

Police are still looking for two aboriginal men, with three people already in custody, after a triple stabbing on a northeast C-Train platform Tuesday evening.

Police say the assault occurred at the Bridgeland LRT station after a confrontation between two groups.

Two men and one woman were already on the train when four men boarded at Centre Street station, according to police.

Just before stopping, two members of the first group approached the others and a brawl ensued, police said.

Two men were treated on scene and later taken to hospital. Police later found one wounded man just outside the Calgary Zoo.

An “edged weapon” was recovered by police, according to spokesperson Kevin Brookwell.

Police are dismissing any concern over safety on the LRT line.

“I think what’s really important is this altercation could have happened anywhere,” said Brookwell.

He said the incident was not drug- or gang-related, and police are “still trying to establish what prompted the fight.”

Brookwell said not enough evidence has been collected at this time for charges to be laid.

The incident comes on the heels of a Statistics Canada report highlighting Calgary as a hotbed of knife-related crime.

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