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Man with knife bursts through Edmonton airport security, RCMP officer injured before arrest

Edmonton Journal logo Edmonton Journal 2022-09-24 Nicole Bergot
The new central security hall at the Edmonton International Airport aims to destress travellers as they make their way through security. It had its grand opening on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. © Provided by Edmonton Journal The new central security hall at the Edmonton International Airport aims to destress travellers as they make their way through security. It had its grand opening on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019.

A man armed with a knife burst through Edmonton International Airport security Saturday morning before an RCMP officer was injured during the arrest.

The officer responded to the 8:30 a.m. call after a man brandishing a knife ran through security, said a Saturday afternoon RCMP news release.

The armed man was quickly located by the officer before an altercation ensued, police said. During the struggle, the officer was injured. A man was arrested and taken into custody.

The injured officer was transported to hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

“Due to the quick thinking of YEG security and RCMP, no one else was injured and operations at the airport were not affected,” RCMP media relations officer Cpl. Gina Slaney said in the release.

Police said that an update will be sent once more information becomes available.

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