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


Published January 23, 2024 at 3:24 pm

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.”

The Canadian Press

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