CANADA: Apparent terror attack by man with machete at Calgary’s Marlborough Mall…no word on if it is Islamic terrorism

Severely wounded, a Calgary police officer made a last-ditch attempt to stop an allegedly armed and violent suspect Saturday afternoon — dropping him with a bullet. It was one of two unrelated incidents in the space of about an hour Saturday where a cop made the choice to open fire.

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Calgary Sun  (h/t Edna K) Deputy Chief Trevor Daroux said after hitting the suspect with a taser failed and the suspect had struck the officer with a large bladed weapon, the lone officer shot the suspect inside a department store at crowded Marlborough Mall in the city’s northeast.

The incident started moments earlier, around 2 p.m., at a nearby LRT platform, where police were called for reports of a man with a weapon fighting with several other people. Calgary police have confirmed an officer is in stable condition after sustaining a “severe injury” in an altercation at Marlborough Mall in Calgary Saturday afternoon.

Global News  Calgary police have confirmed an officer is in stable condition after sustaining a “severe injury” in an altercation at Marlborough Mall in Calgary Saturday afternoon.

The incident began shortly after 2:10 p.m. MT. One witness told Global News she was first aware of a problem when she heard shouting from a nearby CTrain station, and noticed a man who appeared to have a large knife fighting with a number of people.

“I was coming off of the bus to go on the train and I saw an altercation and all of a sudden a guy was chasing some people with a knife and ran into the mall and a bunch of cops showed up. Not really sure what happened after that but there was a guy with a big knife and he was chasing people,” Kayla Perrin said.

A police officer is wheeled on a stretcher out of the Sears in Marlborough Mall in Calgary, Alta., on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016.

A police officer is wheeled on a stretcher out of the Sears in Marlborough Mall in Calgary, Alta., on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016.

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