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A suspect is in custody after five people, all youths in their teens to 20s, died following early-morning stabbings in northwest Calgary. The stabbings happened around 1:20 a.m. MT on Tuesday at an address in the 100 block of Butler Crescent N.W., police said. According to neighbours, the youths had been celebrating the last day of university classes with a fire in a home's backyard.
All those who died were in their late teens to early 20s, police said. The suspect fled on foot but police arrested him about 40 minutes later with assistance from the K-9 unit. Investigators are not looking for any more suspects
This really sucks
These people are around my age too. I'm not from the area but to think someone could just got stab 5 people to death. Knives are not exactly the quickest way to kill someone (unless you know the right places)
He took advantage that they were all probably drunk and enjoying themselves.
But we are also not getting the whole story as usual, knowing the motivation would be nice. Perhaps these kids got in with the wrong crowd (coc aine in calgary is a huge problem)
reply to post by jude11
What is up with these knife attacks as of late?
Very strange, as the knife is usually the last thing someone looks to, to injure someone with. It is very personal, requires some skill, strength and the use of fine motor skills.
A team from West Middlesex University Hospital said violent crime is on the increase - and kitchen knives are used in as many as half of all stabbings. They argued many assaults are committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs, and a kitchen knife often makes an all too available weapon. The research is published in the British Medical Journal. The researchers said there was no reason for long pointed knives to be publicly available at all.
The son of a senior Calgary police officer is in custody in connection with the stabbing deaths of five people believed to have been celebrating the end of the University of Calgary’s winter semester.
A source confirmed to Metro that the individual apprehended near the scene of the party-turned-horrific-crime-scene is the son of a “senior police officer.”