Fatal City Hall C-Train station stabbing a random attack, say police

Calgary police have laid a charge of second-degree murder against a man accused in a fatal stabbing at the City Hall C-Train station Friday night.

Keeton Michel Gagnon, 39, is charged with one count of second-degree murder

Keeton Michel Gagnon, 39, is seen in the back of a police cruiser shortly after being arrested. Gagnon is charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Nicolas Nwonye. (David Bell/CBC)

Police in Calgary say a stabbing death at the City Hall LRT station on Friday night was a random attack.

Keeton Michel Gagnon, 39, is charged with one count of second-degree murder.

The victim has been identified as Nicholas Nwonye, 46. 

The attack happened about 6:45 p.m. Friday. Witnesses told police one man suddenly stabbed another. 

Man dead after stabbing at City Hall C-Train station

Police say the suspect stabbed the victim and then boarded a train in an attempt to leave the scene, but the train was held and the suspect was arrested.

The victim suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital, where he later died.

"The two gentlemen are unknown to each other and we believe it was random in nature," said Insp. Don Coleman.

Gagnon is scheduled to appear in court on June 23.