Edmonton Police Service [EPS] report shots were fired in city hall, and a Molotov cocktail was thrown from the second floor of the atrium.
The sound of shots being fired could be overheard by a city’s council live stream at approximately 10:25 a.m., as first published by CTV Edmonton.
“At this time, no injuries have been reported,” EPS spokesperson Cheryl Voordenhout wrote in an email to media at 12:02 p.m. Tuesday.
Edmonton Mayor Amarjeet Sohi wrote on X Twitter that city hall is on lockdown.
There is a serious ongoing situation at City Hall and the building is currently in lockdown. Please avoid the area and watch the Edmonton Police media channels for updates. https://t.co/uIoS44N4iX— Amarjeet Sohi (@AmarjeetSohiYEG) January 23, 2024
At 11:04 a.m., EPS reported that police were on scene investigating a weapon complaint at the city’s seat of municipal government.
“One person has been arrested and police are doing a sweep of City Hall. Roadways around city hall have been closed and citizens are asked to avoid the area,” Voordenhout wrote in the earlier note.