Murder suspect arrested in Chilliwack

A suspect wanted in connection with a multiple stabbing that left one person dead in Alberta was arrested Wednesday in Chilliwack.

Jordan Wendland

Jordan Wendland

A suspect wanted in connection with a multiple stabbing that left one person dead in Alberta was arrested Wednesday in Chilliwack.

Jordan Wendland, 28, was taken into custody early Wednesday morning after police received a tip he had been seen in Chilliwack.

He’s charged with one count of second degree murder and three counts of aggravated assault.

RCMP had sought the public’s help on Tuesday after four men were stabbed Sunday morning at the Alamo Bar in the small town of Sexsmith, 20 kilometres north of Grande Prairie.

Through a series of tips, police were able to narrow his likely location to a downtown Chilliwack address.

The residence was cordoned off, and at approximately 6:15 a.m. the RCMP Lower Mainland District Emergency Response Team entered the home and took the suspect into custody without incident.

“The arrest was made possible by the combined effort of RCMP resources from Alberta and the UFVRD.  These efforts re-enforce our commitment to ensuring the safety of the residents in our communities,” said Cpl. Mike Rail.

Wendland remains in custody in Chilliwack, but will be transported back to Grande Prairie at a later date.