Edmonton City Hall shooting suspect was a security guard, released manifestos

A man who worked as a security guard is facing several firearms and arson charges after shots were fired and a Molotov cocktail exploded inside Edmonton City Hall Tuesday morning.

Charges have been filed in court against a 28-year-old man named Bezhani Sarvar.

Sarvar is charged with reckless arson in an occupied property, possessing incendiary materials (Molotov cocktail), use of a firearm while committing an offence, careless use of a firearm (assault rifle), throwing an explosive substance and discharging a firearm into a building.

Police said late Wednesday afternoon an initial charge of knowingly possessing an unauthorized firearm was going to be dropped.

Read more: Global News (Canada)