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There was a heavy police presence at the Marlborough Mall in Calgary this afternoon, a man carrying out a machete attack was shot by police and has been transported to hospital.
EMS on the scene said a police officers was taken to Foothills Hospital in stable condition.
At this time it’s unsure who was involved and and why the attack took place.
Calgary EMS spokesman Nate Pike says first responders were called to the Marlborough Mall in the city’s northeast.
Pike says a Calgary police officer was taken to hospital in what is described as stable, non life threatening condition with soft−tissue injuries.
He says a second patient was also taken to hospital in critical, life−threatening condition.
Jason Qian, who works in a store at the mall, said the incident happened at a Sears outlet.
He said normally the most trouble that happens at the mall is shoplifting and a violent incident was totally unexpected.
People fled in Terror, police were unavailable for immediate comment.
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