Man stabbed by 18-year-old looking for drugs

A Calgary man was attacked by two young men who asked him for drugs and cigarettes, said police, who have made arrests in relation to the incident.
The injured victim sought help from a nearby business. ((CBC))

A Calgary man was attacked by two young men who asked him for drugs and cigarettes, said police, who have made arrests in relation to the incident.

The 24-year-old victim was walking in the area of 42nd Street and 17th Avenue S.E. at 9:15 p.m. on Monday when he was approached by two young men, said police.

"When the victim said he was not a drug dealer and didn't have any drugs, one of the men took out a knife and slashed him across his neck," police said in a release.

"A struggle ensued between all three men, as the victim continued to be physically assaulted by the two suspects. The injured victim escaped his attackers and went into a nearby business for help. Those inside the business rendered first aid and called for help."

He was sent to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police have charged an 18-year-old of no fixed address with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon or imitation for a dangerous purpose, and four counts of failure to comply with a probation order.

Also arrested was a 17-year-old who has been charged with assault.