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One person charged after incident at University of Calgary

A campus alert was sent out that night; police believe the suspect may also be connected to a sexual assault earlier that day.

One person has been charged after an incident at the University of Calgary earlier this week.

Calgary police have also said this person may be responsible for a sexual assault earlier in the day.

On Oct. 25, just before 2 p.m. a woman reported to Calgary police that she’d been walking westbound on Riverfront Avenue SW near 2 Street when a man approached her from behind and touched her inappropriately without her consent.

That evening, around 8:25 p.m., police were called to the University of Calgary for multiple reports of a man stabbing several people.

The University had sent out a campus alert informing people to run, hide or fight. They also updated their emergency page on the UCalgary website.

When police arrived and officers canvassed the campus, they found no victims or witnesses to corroborate the reports.

Afterward, more information came available, police said. District 3 investigators worked with campus security and they reviewed CCTV footage. That footage showed the suspect confronting a person prior to police arriving. They later fled on foot. The person wasn’t injured, police said.

Police later located Nicklaus Youal Ekhugie, 41, and he’s now facing three charges in connection, including one count of sexual assault.

“This was a team effort by many members in District 1 and District 3 who worked collaboratively with each other and with the University of Calgary staff,” said Staff Sergeant Colin Chisholm of the Calgary Police Service District 3 General Investigations Unit.

“Together, we were able to advance this investigation and prevent further risk to Calgarians.”

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to call Calgary police at 403-266-1234.