'Random Attack' in Calgary Leaves Mother, Young Child Stabbed
A 20-year-old Calgary man has been charged in connection to a stabbing attack on Friday that sent a woman and her six-year-old son to hospital.
“We found a female and a young child in medical distress both of whom were transported immediately to the hospital in serious but stable condition," Calgary Police Service Sgt. Asif Rashid told CTV Calgary.
The boy was taken to the Alberta Children’s Hospital and the woman was taken to the Foothills Medical Centre for treatment of stab wounds. Both were considered to be in critical condition on Friday, but as of Saturday afternoon the pair are in serious but stable condition.
Witnesses told CTV Calgary that child was stabbed in the back, while his mother was suffering from a chest injury. According to police, officers were called to a park in north Calgary around 7:00 p.m. following reports of a stabbing. The suspect was apprehended soon after.
“As police converged on the scene, there was additional intelligence that came forth from neighbours and witnesses suggesting that an individual nearby might be responsible for the matter,” Rashid said. “A male was taken into custody without incident.”
John Garang Luka Yag has since been charged with two counts of attempted murder in connection with the attack. He is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.
Police have yet to locate a weapon but members of the forensics crime scene unit continue to search the area for evidence.
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