Knife attacks in southeast Calgary trigger search for suspect
CALGARY- Police are searching for a suspect after two people were attacked with a knife or machete.
On May 29 around 11 p.m., two teens were walking in the area of 48 St. and 17 Ave. S.E. when a man began yelling at them. He then pulled out a long knife or machete from his jacket, then hit one of the teens in the hand with it before running away.
The 15-year-old victim had to undergo emergency surgery.
The suspect is described as 20 to 25 years old, 5’8” tall with a slim build, short black hair and a moustache. He was wearing a grey zip-up hoodie, black shirt and baggy jeans.
About 10 minutes later, two men and a woman walking in the 1300 block of 44 St. S.E. also encountered a man who was shouting at them. He ran towards them, swinging what appeared to be a machete. He severely injured one of the men’s hands before running off.
The 21-year-old victim was also rushed to hospital.
The suspect was in his mid-20s, and wearing a dark hoodie and black baggy pants.
Police believe the incidents are related, and that the suspect was not known to any of the victims. A motive is also not clear.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.