Reports of knife-wielding man trigger emergency alert at University of Calgary


Calgary police are looking for a suspect after reporting a knife-wielding man was on the University of Calgary campus Tuesday night.

At around 9:00 p.m. MT, the university issued an emergency alert, warning people that an « aggressor » was on campus.

An emergency alert was issued after a person armed with a knife was reported on the U of C campus. It was lifted shortly thereafter. (Screenshot)

At the time, Dean Parthenis, the university’s media director, said police and campus security were looking for a man who may have been armed with a knife.

Emergency medical services said no injuries were reported.

The alert was lifted just after 9:30 p.m. after police confirmed the suspect was no longer on campus. The investigation is continuing.


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