1 dead after RCMP open fire in Red Deer Hospital parkade
EDMONTON -- A man was killed in a confrontation with central Alberta RCMP on Monday.
According to Mounties, officers fired shots at the man during a confrontation around 9 p.m. in the parkade at the Red Deer Regional Hospital.
The man had been driving a vehicle which RCMP had stopped while investigating driving complaints.
RCMP did not say what prompted officers to fire their weapons, how many officers fired shots, how many shots were fired, or the age and name of the man killed.
No police members were injured.
Alberta's police watchdog, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, is investigating. RCMP are also conducting an internal review.
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RCMP did not say the event at the hospital was related to an earlier police investigation.
Around 4 p.m., RCMP asked residents near Hepworth Close to stay inside their homes and not publish photos of an ongoing “police incident.”
Tactical teams responded and surrounded a home in the Highland Green Estates neighbourhood.
Officials told CTV News Edmonton "arrests” had been made but gave no details as to how many were made or the nature of the incident.
A short time later Mounties said the police incident had ended and residents were free to leave their homes.
More information on the incident is expected to come tomorrow, police say.