A 15 year-old male youth will be in Youth Court today at 9:30 a.m., facing charges in connection with a stabbing incident at the Cornwall Centre last night.
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. 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 aside. 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; three of the victims were taken to hospital and one was treated at the scene and released. This morning, the injuries to the victims were described as non-life-threatening. There is no known connection between the four victims or the victims and the suspect. Investigation into this incident led to charges against the 15 year-old male suspect in custody.
The 15 year-old cannot be named in accordance with the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. He is charged with three charges of Aggravated Assault [268(1) CC]; Assault With a Weapon [267(a) CC]; and two charges of Breach of Undertaking [145(3) CC]. The accused will appear in Youth Court at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.