March 4th, 2024

Shots fired, Molotov cocktail thrown inside Edmonton City Hall, police say

By The Canadian Press on January 23, 2024.

Police say they are investigating a shooting at Edmonton City Hall, where a Molotov cocktail was also thrown from the building's second floor. An Edmonton Police Service shoulder badge is shown in Edmonton on Tuesday, Aug 1, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

EDMONTON – Police were investigating a shooting Tuesday at Edmonton City Hall, where a Molotov cocktail was also thrown from the building’s second floor.

The Edmonton Police Service said no injuries have been reported. Officers have arrested one person and are doing a sweep of the building.

Surrounding roads 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.

“There is a serious ongoing situation at city hall and the building is currently in lockdown,” Mayor Amarjeet Sohi said on the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter.

“Please avoid the area and watch the Edmonton police media channels for updates.”

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

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