Tuesday, 19 January 2016

EPS investigating incident involving barricaded man

Edmonton Police Service

The Edmonton Police Service is investigating an incident that occurred in west Edmonton that transpired over 12 hours.  On Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, around 10:45 p.m. the EPS received a call to check on the welfare of a man.  It was reported that a man allegedly had a weapon and was driving a vehicle. The EPS located the suspect vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, however the vehicle fled police.  A criminal flight response was initiated and with the assistance of Air-1, a man was observed entering a residence in the area of 90 Avenue and 154 Street.

EPS specialized resources including Negotiators Unit was in communication with the 31-year-old barricaded man throughout the night and this morning.

Police took public safety measures and notified near-by residents and alerted schools in the area.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 officers apprehended the lone male in the residence without incident.

Charges are pending against the man as the investigation continues.

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