CBC News on Thursday, June 16, 2016, 3:38 p.m. MDT, reported a crime that took place in Calgary, Canada. According to Calgary Police Department, a person walked into a medical clinic, which is located inside the Central Landmark building on the Northwest side of the Centre Street.
Before anyone could understand anything, the assailant, who was wielding a knife, stabbed and killed one person. The perpetrator left several others wounded, catching everyone unaware.
The investigating officials declined to release the identity of both the deceased person and those injured along with the accused. They will remain unidentified as long as the incident is being investigated.
Meanwhile, the Calgary Police Department has shut down the southbound lanes of Centre Street North between 16th Avenue and 13th Avenue.
The Public Slate will continue providing updates when they become available as the investigation progresses.
Update 4:14 p.m.: CBC News reported that the crime site was Perpetual Wellness Chinese Medical Centre in Calgary, and contrary to previous reports, the stabbing left only one person injured instead of many. Also, even though, the offices in the building had experienced similar “gunshots and knife fights,” incidents in the past, as reported by Emma Wong, Manager – Essential Wear on the main floor of the building. She added, that today’s incident was unusual because it was fatal.
Update 5:30 p.m.: CBC News indicated that the suspect was in custody. He and another person were wounded in the attack. The deceased victim was a man, and there was a woman injured. Both she and the assailant were treated on the scene. Calgary Police has surmised the assaults appeared to have stemmed from domestic issues.
Written by Bashar Saajid
Edited by Cathy Milne
CBC News: Stabbing at Calgary Medical Center leaves 1 dead, one injured
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