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Calgary police investigate daylight downtown stabbing

A stabbing scene is taped off in downtown Calgary at  8 Avenue and 1 Street S.W.
A stabbing scene is taped off in downtown Calgary at 8 Avenue and 1 Street S.W. Craig Hooper/Global News

Calgary police are searching for a suspect after an attack in broad daylight Monday afternoon on Stephen Avenue Mall.

When police arrived at the scene near 1 St. S.W. shortly after 3 p.m., they found a man with stab wounds to his abdomen.

The 32-year-old man was rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition;  police believe his condition was later upgraded to stable, although that has not been confirmed by EMS.

Officers scoured the area looking for the man’s assailant. They discovered a knife believed to be the weapon used in the attack  in a nearby garbage can.

The man they are looking for is described as black, around 35 years old and 5’6″ in height with a slim build.

Police don’t believe the attack was random and say it may be drug-related.

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