Man dies after stabbing at Wetaskiwin McDonalds

A 33-year-old died Tuesday night after he was stabbed around 7 p.m. at a McDonalds restaurant in Wetaskiwin, Alta.

RCMP say "tremendous help" from public led to speedy capture of suspect

The stabbing happened at this McDonalds restaurant, located near 55th Street and 37A Avenue in Wetaskiwin, Alta. (Laura Osman/CBC)

 A 33-year-old died Tuesday night after he was stabbed at a McDonalds near 55th Street and 37A Avenue in Wetaskiwin, Alta.

RCMP were called to the restaurant around 7 p.m. to help EMS workers already on scene, said Const. KarolinaMalik.

The victim was taken to Wetaskiwin Hospital where he died from his injuries.

The suspect, whose name has not yet been released, was arrested by RCMP a short time later, Malik said.

She credits ”a lot of help” from the public for the speedy capture.

“There were some witnesses who were actually following the [suspect],” she said. “While that could pose a danger, in this situation – fortunately – nobody else was injured.”

“Because they were tracking him, basically, they were able to relay that information back to us and we were able to locate him and make an arrest,” she said.

RCMP followed the tips and used a police dog to track to the suspect to a nearby alley.

Malik said charges are now pending against the suspect.

The cause of the incident is still under investigation.