UPDATE: Calgary was not jihad. If authorities weren’t so disingenuous and unforthcoming about these attacks, we wouldn’t have to read the tea leaves and guess about them.
Nothing has been released about either of these attackers; thus they could turn out to be “right-wing extremists.” However, in light of the Islamic jihad attack at a Minnesota mall yesterday, and the jihadi threat against malls in the West, the possibility that these, too, were jihad attacks cannot be dismissed out of hand.
“Suspect shot, police officer injured during physical struggle in Marlborough Mall,” by Ryan White, CTV News, September 18, 2016:
An investigation into a fight involving a man with a weapon at a CTrain station resulted an on-duty CPS member being slashed with a large bladed weapon and the suspect suffering from a gunshot wound.
Acting Calgary Police Service Chief Trevor Daroux says police responded to the area shortly after 2:00 p.m. following reports of a fight on the nearby LRT platform where a suspect was seen assaulting people with a weapon.
“A single vehicle officer was circulating and he saw an individual behind the dumpster that matched the description of the individual that was involved in the fight earlier on,” said Daroux. “The officer verbally engaged the suspect who then fled.”
Crime scene tape outside of Marlborough Mall on Saturday afternoon following an incident that sent two to hospital
Daroux says a foot chase ensued into Marlborough Mall.
“The offender turned to engage the officer at which time the officer engage deployed his Taser, however, it proved ineffective,” explained Daroux. “A physical struggle then ensued when the man produced a large bladed weapon and severely injured our officer.”…
Daroux confirms the unnamed suspect is known to police….
And three days ago: “Shots fired inside Grande Prairie mall, two injured,” by Ryan White, CTV News, September 15, 2016:
Two people have been injured following a late afternoon shooting in Prairie Mall in Grande Prairie.
Emergency crews responded to the mall at approximately 5:00 p.m.
According to witness William Vavrek, a photojournalist, a woman suffered a gunshot wound to the leg while a man was transported on a strecher to an awaiting ambulance with undisclosed injuries.
RCMP have evacuated the mall and the shopping centre remains under a lockdown….