Calgary police arrested Michael Peter Nadolnick on Friday. ((Karen Wade/CBC))

Calgary police have arrested a man wanted in the abduction and sexual assault of a woman who was working at a northeast business, less than 24 hours after they issued a warrant.

Michael Peter Nadolnick, 41, was wanted on several charges, including sexual assault using a weapon as a threat, breaking and entering, kidnapping, unlawful confinement, robbery with a firearm and unlawful possession of a handgun.

Calgary police said they received "information of his possible whereabouts" on Friday afternoon, leading to Nadolnick's arrest at a pub in the 4800 block of 26th Avenue N.E. at about 5 p.m.

He had been released from the Bowden Institution, a medium-security prison 100 kilometres north of Calgary, on Sept. 25 after serving time for an aggravated assault conviction.

The charges are related to an incident on Monday afternoon in the neighbourhood of Monterey Park.

According to police, a woman was leaving her job through the back door at a dog-grooming business when a man with a gun grabbed her. He then hijacked a truck driven by an older man and drove off with both victims in the vehicle, said police. 

The woman said she was sexually assaulted several times, including at least once in front of the driver of the truck. The woman told CBC News on Thursday that her attacker appeared to be under the influence of drugs.

Suspect has record

Nadolnick has a lengthy criminal record, according to the National Parole Board.

He was convicted of eight break-ins in Calgary, Lac La Biche and Prince Albert, Sask., between 1985 and 1996. He served 32 months for a 1998 sexual assault and two months for a 2002 assault on a police officer in North Battleford, Sask.

Nadolnick was sentenced to six years in prison in 2003 for aggravated assault.

He was released from the Bowden Institution in May 2007 to a halfway house, rearrested a month later for failing to return to that halfway house, and released again on Sept. 25. Under the terms of his bail, he can't associate with gangs or criminals and can't use drugs or alcohol.

Calgary police Sgt. Curtis Olson said Corrections Canada notified police of his release in September.

"Calgary Police Service is notified with all releases such as this. There was no formal package — an additional identification package — that similarly comes with different offenders that maybe report to a high risk offender program. That was not the case."