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Stabbing Incident and Subsequent Shooting at Oilers Watch Party

Published May 3, 2023 at 9:51 PM

Edmonton Oilers Watch Party Stabbing Incident

While NHL Stanley Cup watch parties have been largely positive, a frightening incident occurred at an Edmonton Oilers watch party last Saturday. Jordan Reilly Fouquette, a 20-year-old male, stabbed two people, creating a terrifying situation for attendees.

Fouquette was shot by Edmonton police after failing to comply with their orders and still holding his knife. He later received medical attention for his injuries and was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of possession of a dangerous weapon to the public.

Details of the Incident

At around 9:20 p.m., during the Oilers game against the Kings in Los Angeles, police were called to 101 Street and 103A Avenue, near the Ice District watch parties. They were informed that multiple people had been stabbed.

"Upon arrival, responding officers located an injured man and woman and a suspect brandishing a knife,"
EPS said the following day.

"The suspect would not comply with police direction and an officer subsequently discharged their firearm and struck the suspect."

Bystanders recorded the shooting.

The two stabbing victims were reported to be in "stable" condition on Wednesday. Fouquette is scheduled to appear in court on May 15.

Increased Security Measures for Future Watch Parties

In response to fans' concerns about their safety during the next round against the Vegas Golden Knights, Edmonton Police have promised an increased law enforcement presence in downtown Edmonton, particularly around Rogers Place for the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Police Chief Dale McFee said at a media conference,

«There's a lot to cheer about and we want to make sure that is what we're focused on the sport, focused on our team, focused on our city to have the best experience possible.»

Authorities will also reinforce barricades to prevent trampling after a city employee broke their ankle due to a crowd crush on Saturday.

Starting Wednesday, watch parties around Rogers Place will only be open to fans aged 18 and older. A "family-friendly viewing party experience" will be available for fans of all ages at Sir Winston Churchill Square, located down the road.

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