‘Heavily armed’ man fired shots, threw Molotov cocktail in Edmonton city hall: chief

The person who fired shots from a long gun and threw a Molotov cocktail at city hall on Tuesday was “heavily armed,” Edmonton’s police chief says.

At a news conference on Tuesday afternoon, Chief Dale McFee shared details about the active shooter situation.

“At approximately 10:25 this morning, the Edmonton Police Service received reports of shots fired at city hall. Within minutes, officers arrived and took one adult male into custody,” McFee told reporters.

“The event has since concluded and I would like to reassure the public that we believe this individual acted alone. There is no indication that there were accomplices and there are no further concerns for public safety.”

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