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Charges laid in weekend standoff
Published Wednesday, January 6, 2016 5:08PM MST
Edmonton police said a suspect was facing nearly two dozen charges, following a standoff Sunday morning.
Police were called to a home in the area of 117 Avenue and 89 Street, in response to reports of a break and enter in progress – the suspect was reportedly brandishing a firearm on January 3 at about 11:30 a.m.
Officers cordoned off the area and surrounded the home – and two people fled, but the armed man wouldn’t leave.
Before 1 p.m., police said a shot was fired from a window on the third floor of the home, the shot hit a tree outside.
At about 7:20 p.m., following extensive negotiations, the male surrendered to police. Two firearms – a 12 gauge shotgun and a .22-caliber rifle, and numerous rounds of ammunition were located inside the home.
EPS said Matthew Brogden, 33, is facing 21 criminal charges in connection with the incident, including break and enter, uttering threats, unlawful confinement and a number of firearms-related charges.