Calgary police shut down a large section of the downtown to investigate the suspicious death of a man on Friday morning and have now released his identity.

A man stumbled into the lobby of the Delta Bow Valley Hotel in the southeast at around 3:30 a.m.

He was bleeding and when EMS attended the scene, they confirmed he had been stabbed multiple times.

The victim was transported to hospital where he later died.

The man has been identified as 50-year-old Carlton Edlund of Calgary.

Police blocked off a large area around the Harry Hays Building on 4 Avenue S.E. and shut down the flyover.

The flyover has since reopened but police say the following roads are expected to remain closed for the afternoon rush hour:

  • 4 Avenue SE is closed from Macleod Trail to Centre Street
  • 1 Street SE is closed from Riverfront Avenue to 4 Avenue
  • 3 Avenue SE  is closed from 1 Street SE to Centre Street

Police say they will be taking a look at surveillance video from buildings and businesses in the area to try and piece together the events that led up to the stabbing.

“Absolutely, that’s what our investigators will be looking at as well along with CCTV that may be in the area,” said CPS Duty inspector Michael watterston.

Homicide detectives are at the scene and an autopsy is scheduled to take place on Friday.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637