Man charged after 2 people stabbed in downtown Edmonton

A young man has been charged in connection with a violent incident that saw two people get stabbed in downtown Edmonton this weekend.

Twenty-year-old Jordan Reilly Fouquette has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public.

Police announced the charges in a news release issued Wednesday.

Around 9:20 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, police responded to a call reporting that multiple people had been stabbed in the area of 101 Street and 103A Avenue. When police arrived on the scene, they found both a man and woman with injuries and a suspect who they said was holding a knife.

On Wednesday, police said the injured victims are considered to be in stable condition.

Over the weekend, Alberta’s police watchdog said the stabbing suspect was shot by police.

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The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team said it is investigating a shooting involving members of the Edmonton Police Service, which the force said happened during an encounter with a suspect after two people were stabbed.

The incident happened as thousands of people were gathered nearby to take in an Edmonton Oilers playoff game on big-screen TVs.

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“Upon arrival, responding officers located an injured man and woman and a suspect brandishing a knife. The suspect would not comply with police direction and an officer subsequently discharged their firearm and struck the suspect,” a news release issued around 3 a.m. Sunday said.

Police did not provide an update on Fouquette’s condition on Wednesday.

–With files from Karen Bartko, Global News

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