Suspect in downtown Calgary machete attacks found fit to stand trial

Calgary police cordoned off a section of the downtown core Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 as officers investigated two reported stabbings in the area. Michael King/Global News

A Calgary man charged following two downtown machete attacks has been found fit to stand trial.

Conner Dery, who is 25, is charged with aggravated assault and carrying a concealed weapon in the attacks last week at a light-rail transit platform and a nearby bus shelter.

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Police say the attacks appeared to be random and two people were sent to hospital.

Police have confirmed that Dery is the son of a Calgary Police Service officer who recognized his son on CCTV footage and notified investigators.

Dery was in court Wednesday and a psychiatrist found that, despite having suffered a brain injury when he was 12, Dery is able to stand trial.

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An Edmonton prosecutor has been appointed to handle the case, which is to be back in court Oct. 26.

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