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Hatchet-wielding man on northeast Calgary CTrain subdued by alert passerby

Calgary police arrested a hatchet-wielding man who had boarded a northeast CTrain threatening passengers and passersby.

Around 1 p.m. Tuesday, Calgary police said a man boarded a CTrain at the Marlborough LRT station located in the 800 block of 36 Street NE. He’s alleged to have produced a hatchet from beneath a heavy jacket.

According to police, the man became aggressive toward passengers on the train, waving the hatchet and threatening people. No one was injured. The window separating passengers from the CTrain driver was smashed.

People on the train were able to safely leave. The man with the hatchet continued to threaten both passengers and passersby, Calgary police said.

Police said that a person driving by saw what was happening and called 911. That person left the vehicle and tried to subdue the driver until police arrived.

Calgary police arrested the individual with the hatchet and transported him to the hospital. The person is facing charges in connection with the incident, police said.

The person who stopped and called 911 is being thanked by the police for their help in safely resolving the incident.

Anyone with information or who may have either witnessed the incident or has video or dashcam footage is asked to call Calgary police at 403-266-1234.