Police are asking residents, drivers and pedestrians in the Hermitage Road and Henry Avenue NW area to shelter in place as there is a man in the area with a knife.
One person died and two were injured.
According to the police, the assaults are random in nature.
The assailant is described as a man with curly black hair, fair skin, with a dark hoodie and a gray shirt.
He is also described as disheveled and messy.
He is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.
Edmonton Catholic Schools has confirmed that they have locked the exterior doors of their schools as a precaution, which has impacted the layoffs of three schools.
This is a developing story; more information will be posted as it becomes available.