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Tue Aug 11, 2020, 01:19 PM

Red Deer doctor dies after attack at walk-in medical clinic

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Red Deer doctor dies after attack at walk-in medical clinic

Eyewitness says attacker was armed with hammer and machete

Janice Johnston CBC News Posted: Aug 10, 2020 2:48 PM MT | Last Updated: August 10

The following story contains graphic details that some readers may find disturbing.

A Red Deer, Alta., physician died Monday after he was attacked in an examination room at the Village Mall walk-in clinic.

RCMP said one man is in custody and the major crimes unit has taken over what police called "an active homicide investigation."

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Grobmeier said that during the police response one officer was hit by a blunt weapon by the suspect and suffered minor injuries. The officer then disarmed and arrested the suspect without further incident.

Grobmeier said Red Deer RCMP responded in two to three minutes and had a suspect in custody within five minutes. The response time likely prevented further tragedy, Grobmeier said.

He said the attack was an isolated incident that doesn't present further danger to the community. But the event was traumatic for everyone involved, including officers, physicians and witnesses, Grobmeier said.

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