When You Disarm a Populace,....
A veteran Mountie is expected to recover from serious stab wounds after he and a fellow investigator were attacked in the Calgary office of the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team on Tuesday.
The late-morning stabbing occurred at the J.J. Bowlen Building, a former courthouse on Seventh Avenue S.W. that now houses ASIRT, the provincial agency that investigates serious cases of death or injury involving police officers.
Sgt. Andrew Johnson, a plainclothes RCMP officer assigned to ASIRT, had escorted a man who showed up without an appointment into an interview room, said Clifton Purvis, head of ASIRT.
While scuffling with the man, the Calgary police officer suffered a knife wound to his hand. He was treated at the scene.
The Mountie, who was stabbed three times in the upper torso, was taken to the Foothills Hospital in serious, life-threatening condition. He underwent surgery and is scheduled for a second operation.
And how did THIS happen in one of the most gun-controlled societies in the West??
At least five people have been killed and 25 injured after a gunman opened fire in west Cumbria.
A body, thought to be that of the suspect - taxi driver Derrick Bird - has been found in the Boot area of the Lake District.
The first fatality was in Whitehaven before the gunman drove south, apparently shooting people at random.
Prime Minister David Cameron told the House of Commons at least five people had been killed.
He said the country's thoughts were with those families who had lost loved ones.
Witnesses said the suspect drove through the town with a gun hanging out of his car window, before heading south through Gosforth and Seascale before turning inland.