Woman charged in 'random' Chinook Centre stabbings

Calgary police have charged a woman in three stabbings near Chinook Centre mall Thursday.

All 3 victims were taken to hospital in stable condition

Police responded to Chinook Centre where a woman was arrested following a series of stabbings Thursday. (CBC)

Calgary police have charged a woman in three stabbings attacks near Chinook Centre mall Thursday evening.

Nina Nepinak, 30, has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault and three counts of assault with a weapon, police said in a release Friday afternoon.

Police said that at approximately 8:20 p.m. Thursday, a woman attended a restaurant in the 5800 block of Macleod Trail S.W. After receiving her order, she allegedly stabbed a 24-year-old woman, causing serious injuries.

Minutes later, outside a pub in the same strip mall as the restaurant, the woman allegedly stabbed a 77-year-old man, seriously injuring him. 

She then entered the north end of the Chinook Centre parkade about 15 minutes later, where she's believed to have stabbed a man in his 50s, seriously injuring him.

Police and EMS responded to reports of people being stabbed near Chinook Centre on Thursday. (Mark Matulis/CBC)

All three were taken to hospital in stable condition.

The woman was arrested shortly after and taken into custody.

The Calgary Police Service said it's believed the attacks were random.