Edmonton police sweep Edmonton City Hall following weapons complaint

EDMONTON — Police say they are investigating a weapons complaint at Edmonton City Hall.

They say officers have arrested one person and are doing a sweep of the building.

Roadways around the building have also been closed and people are being asked to avoid the area.

City councillors and the mayor had been at a scheduled meeting of the emergency advisory committee.

Loud bangs can be heard in video footage of the meeting, before people were told to go to a safe location.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 23, 2024.

The Canadian Press


Subscribe to 'The Buzz' with Peter Mansbridge sent every Saturday morning. Subscribe for FREE!  Subscribe