The Regina Police Service has a male youth in custody as the result of investigation into an incident this evening at the Cornwall Centre, in the 2100 block of 11th Avenue, in downtown Regina. Three people have been taken to hospital for treatment of injuries, one other person was treated at the scene by EMS.
At 6:01 p.m., on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, two Regina Police Service officers at the Cornwall Centre alerted the Regina Police Communications Centre to a stabbing incident that had just occurred and requested EMS and additional police resources. The police officers were in the mall as part of their downtown patrol beat. As such, the officers were able to respond to the emergency immediately. Their preliminary investigation indicates a male youth entered the mall through the 11th Avenue doors, armed with a knife. It is alleged the suspect randomly attacked people in close proximity. There is no indication as to the suspect’s motive at this point. The two police officers challenged the male to drop the knife. Fortunately, the police officers were able to de-escalate the situation by giving direction; the suspect responded by throwing the knife at the officers, but once he was disarmed, he was taken into custody without further incident. With the suspect safely in custody, EMS was able to treat and then transport the victims to hospital. All four victims are male; their ages are not known at this time. Three of the victims were taken to hospital and one was treated at the scene and released. There is no known connection between the four victims or the victims and the suspect.
The mall is closed and the scene of the incident is secured. The investigation is ongoing, with the involvement of Major Crimes and Forensic Identification. Charges are pending, but at this stage of the investigation there are no other details available for release.