Edmonton police captured Jayme Pasieka about 3 hours after the rampage at the Loblaw warehouse Friday. EPS
A suspect has been captured three hours after a stabbing attack at a grocery warehouse in northwest Edmonton that killed two people and wounded four others.
The attack happened at the Loblaw, or Western Grocers, warehouse at 16104 121A Ave., where about 200 people work, just after 2 p.m. MT.
“It’s alleged that he went on a bit of a rampage inside there,” said acting Insp. Malcolm Allan.
Dozens of witnesses were still inside the warehouse after the attack.
“A lot of people in a lot of shock right now," Allan said. "We have relatives showing up, so word is getting out to people.”
Police identified the suspect as JaymePasieka, a 29-year-old employee at the warehouse who is the subject of a massive manhunt.
“He’s considered extremely dangerous," Allan said. "He was armed with two knives and was wearing body armour during this incident.
One witness reported seeing the suspect, dressed in military garb, fleeing the scene.
Pasieka was convicted of threatening to cause death or bodily harm and assault with a weapon over an incident in May 2009. He was sentenced two years later to 15 months probation.
Loblaw would not comment on the attack.
“We are sad to confirm that there has been an incident at our Edmonton distribution centre," said spokesperson Kevin Groh in a release. "Our full attention is on the health and well-being of our colleagues."
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