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ASIRT investigating serious incident in southwest Edmonton

For Immediate Release: 14-May-2020 @ 1:09 PM
MRU #: AR20005

At approximately 3:30 a.m. this morning, police received a 911 call regarding a possible assault in progress, where the caller reportedly heard yelling and screaming at an apartment suite in the area of 170 Street and 64 Avenue. 

Uniformed officers arrived, and after attempting access through door knocks, were required to force entry into the suite. While police were forcing entry, a confrontation occurred with a man in the suite, resulting in several different uses of force to attempt to gain control of him, all without success.

The man then went out onto the fourth floor balcony and either fell or jumped to the ground below.  Officers followed and observed the man lying on the ground.

The man was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The Director of Law Enforcement was notified, and has directed the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) to investigate this incident. Therefore, the EPS will not be providing further comment.

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Please contact Cheryl Voordenhout at (780) 421-3507 for more information.

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