Calgary Police have confirmed the suspect wanted in an assault and theft that began in Medicine Hat Thursday is in custody.
Medicine Hat police identified the suspect Saturday as 28-year-old Shawn Thomas Baldhead of no fixed address.
Police were not able to confirm anything except that Baldhead was spotted on a bus in Calgary Sunday afternoon and was arrested when he got off.
Global News has learned a bus was stopped with a heavy police presence along 39 Street near the Alberta Children’s Hospital at the time of the arrest.
According to Insp. Brent Secondiak of the Medicine Hat police, Baldhead was wanted for sexual assault with a weapon, unlawful confinement, robbery, three counts of uttering threats to cause death and two breaches of undertaking before a Justice.
Medicine Hat police say a man approached a taxi cab in downtown Medicine Hat around 10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24 and asked the female driver for a ride to the Southview Drive area.
Police said after the two arrived at their destination, the man physically assaulted the female driver and took control of the vehicle.
The man allegedly drove to a second location where he sexually assaulted the driver then drove to Calgary and released the woman there.
Police said the woman went to a nearby home where she requested help. According to Secondiak, as of Sunday afternoon, the woman was back in the Medicine Hat area.
Secondiak told Global News Baldhead is known to police.