A St. Albert man accused of stabbing two people last month was out on bail after being charged in a previous stabbing.
A man and a woman were transported by ambulance to an Edmonton hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following the stabbing in Grandin on Jan. 31. Police used a helicopter to nab the suspect who fled on foot.
Adam Cory Hardy, 35, faces numerous charges in relation to the Grandin stabbing and an earlier stabbing of a man outside The Beer Hunter on Sept. 26, 2017.
Hardy is facing 11 charges from the Grandin incident, including two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of possession of a weapon, two counts of failing to comply with conditions and five other weapons-related charges.
Hardy faces charges of aggravated assault, possession of a weapon and assault with a weapon stemming from the September incident. St. Albert RCMP were called to The Beer Hunter on St. Albert Trail just before 9 p.m. One man was stabbed and transported to an Edmonton hospital in stable condition.
Hardy was arrested a short time later without incident. RCMP say the victim and Hardy were known to each other and public safety was not a concern.
On Jan. 31 St. Albert RCMP were called to an altercation that involved several people around 10:50 p.m in the Grandin area. Hardy was arrested about an hour later after a short manhunt involving a police helicopter.
The St. Albert RCMP called the Edmonton Police Services Air One helicopter for assistance to locate the man and he was taken into custody around an hour after the first call to police came in.
RCMP do not believe the event was random and police say that they believe the people involved knew each other.
Hardy appeared in St. Albert Provincial Court on Monday and put his matters regarding the Grandin incident over to Feb. 26 for election and plea. He has not yet spoken to bail. Hardy has a preliminary inquiry scheduled for the previous stabbing charges slated for March 12 at 9:30 a.m. in St. Albert Provincial Court.