Several violent random attacks took place in Calgary city, Canada early Friday morning, authorities announced.
The attacks targeted the random passersby in the streets, and there was no link between all injured was identified.
Superintendent Cliff O’Brien said: “We continue to believe these attacks were random and we have not identified a clear motive,” adding: “There is no common theme among the victims that investigators have zeroed in on at this time.”
The first victim was found after he used the emergency button at the Fourth Street CTrain station to ask for help after being attacked by a knife.
Shortly, the authorities found another two victims while lying unconscious at Sixth Avenue and First Street S.W. The fourth victim, he was found nearby the Peace Bridge
The victims were taken to hospital in serious condition and in life-threatening condition respectively. O’Brien said Friday afternoon that both men had undergone surgery and remained in hospital.
Two of the victims are in a serious condition, and suffering from life-threatening injuries.
In the same context, a suspect was sent to custody after this series of attacks, according to the authorities. O’Brien explained: “There are legitimate questions, as well, about us not releasing further details on the suspect. This was held back in an attempt for our officers across the city to make headway and to follow up on investigative leads that were coming in as well as collect evidence from those multiple scenes and from across several downtown blocks.”
He added: “After the initial series of incidents there was no additional indicators that further attacks were occurring and it is believed, based on the evidence, that the suspect had fled.”