Calgary fullback stabbed at concert

Calgary fullback Teyo Johnson is recovering after being stabbed in the back at a rave party early Friday and will miss Sunday’s West Division semifinal against the Edmonton Eskimos.

CALGARY — Calgary fullback Teyo Johnson is recovering after being stabbed in the back at a rave party early Friday and will miss Sunday’s West Division semifinal against the Edmonton Eskimos.

Police said Johnson was stabbed in the lower back during a fracas at the Calgary Stampede grounds around 1:15 a.m. Officers were already on the scene when the skirmish started, according to Duty Insp. Rob Williams of the Calgary Police Service.

“Somehow an altercation broke out with a group of people,” said Williams. “The officers approached where this melee had happened and one noticed blood on the back of this victim’s shirt. He was transported to hospital with a single stab wound which was not life threatening.”

John Hufnagel, the Stampeders coach and general manager, said he talked to Johnson by phone Friday.

“He received a knife wound, spent the night in a hospital and will be doubtful obviously for this football game,” Hufnagel said after practice. “The wound is not serious. It didn’t hit any vital organs and that’s what I know. That’s why he wasn’t at practice today (Friday) and right now we’re concerned about Teyo.

“It did sound positive that he’ll have a quick recovery.”

Williams said a knife was recovered from the scene and one person was arrested but later released and is not a suspect.

“We have no one under arrest or who has been charged at this point, but police are still following up leads and we’ll be working on this case file for a few days yet,” Williams added.

Johnson had 18 carries for 420 yards and two touchdowns during the regular season.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Canadian officials say more coronavirus cases expected but risk ‘remains low’

The first Canadian patient diagnosed with coronavirus began showing signs of illness… Continue reading

Human remains found in burned Alberta hotel after ice thaws enough to permit search

WETASKIWIN, Alta. — Police in Alberta say that after a week of… Continue reading

Tumour on Edmonton woman’s liver was rare parasite, not cancer

EDMONTON — Cassidy Armstrong says she washes her hands, cleans her vegetables… Continue reading

Man who flew to Toronto from China is Canada’s first coronavirus case

TORONTO — A man in his 50s who travelled to Toronto from… Continue reading

WATCH: Songwriters discuss what makes a great country tune, creative process

Alberta Country Music Awards Songwriters Showcase was held in Red Deer Saturday

Fashion Fridays: The basics you need for your body type

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Your community calendar

Feb. 1 A Jump Rope Competition will be held at the Abbey… Continue reading

Virus death toll in China rises as US prepares evacuation

BEIJING — A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye… Continue reading

Alberta open to extending Feb. 28 deadline for high-tech panel report

EDMONTON — Alberta’s economic development minister says she is open to extending… Continue reading

‘Supersites’ in Iqaluit, Whitehorse to improve Arctic weather forecasting

Weather matters in the Arctic like it does in few other places,… Continue reading

Canadian Forces sending plane and crew to help fight Australia’s fires

OTTAWA — Canada is sending a military transport plane and about 15… Continue reading

‘There are many degrees of hate’: Quebec blogger takes on far right

MONTREAL — Far-right group La Meute was once seen as a growing… Continue reading

Metis leaders raise concerns about national council, call for reform

OTTAWA — The regional Metis presidents of Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan are… Continue reading

Weersink and Kings shutout top-ranked NAIT Ooks

Queens hockey also knock off Olds College Broncos

Most Read