Calgary firefighters assaulted and threatened with weapon during Wednesday fire call

Calgary police took two people into custody on Wednesday evening after firefighters responding to a call at a building in the Beltline were assaulted.

Emergency crews were called to an apartment complex in the 800 block of 15 Avenue S.W. just before 6 p.m. for reports that a fire alarm was going off.

While on scene, police said two firefighters encountered a man in the stairwell of the building who allegedly assaulted them and threatened them with a weapon.

The man then returned to his apartment, at which time the firefighters called police and left the building.

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