Calgary police said they were able to quickly corral a suspect after a series of stabbings and a robbery in the downtown on Monday.
The incident comes on the heels of the City of Calgary announcing increased security presence on the downtown LRT lines.
Calgary police said officers “quickly flooded” the downtown after they received reports of a man with a knife around 12:45 p.m. on Monday. It’s believed the suspect stabbed three people and assaulted another while trying to steal a purse.
The incidents happened within the areas of the 600 block of 5 Avenue SW and the 400 block of 4 and 5 Avenues, police said.
According to police, the victim injuries ranged between minor and serious, and all are in stable condition.
The suspect was taken into custody around 1:10 p.m., police said, following a confrontation with officers. Police said further details would be released when available.
During Monday’s media conference, Calgary police Chief Mark Neufeld said they’re seeing an increased presence of people improperly using transit and other public spaces.
He added that they’re openly resistant to authority figures on Calgary Transit.
“We have reached a point where enhanced enforcement intervention is required,” he said.
The Calgary police are encouraging anyone who may have come into contact with the suspect during the time of the attacks to call the non-emergency line at 403-266-1234.