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ASIRT investigates ‘use of force’ after city hall intruder injured during arrest

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Alberta Police Observers are investigating a clash with a city hall intruder who was seriously injured when he was arrested Tuesday morning.

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Several Calgary Police Department officers used non-lethal force to restrain the man after verbal efforts failed in an arrest attempt. A man in possession of a long-bladed weapon was arrested with the help of a police dog unit.

He was taken by emergency medical services to a Calgary area hospital for treatment.

“The ASIRT investigation will examine the circumstances surrounding the use of force,” the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team said in a press release on Friday.

The release did not mention the type of non-lethal force used, the number of officers involved in the incident, or the nature of the suspect’s injuries. The Post Media reached out for further comment, but had not received further information by press time.

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A man is suspected of breaking a window to enter the Calgary Municipal Complex at 3:54 am on Aug. 2 and starting a small fire that activated the sprinkler system. Police were called and found the man brandishing a weapon. Police also recovered an accelerator believed to have been used to start the fire.

Images provided by ASIRT show the long-bladed weapon the man was carrying when he confronted the officers at City Hall. ASIRTPhotography

The intruder was known to police and crisis management teams responding to incidents involving vulnerable individuals with mental health and addiction issues.

Since the incident, City Hall has undergone repairs, including the temporary relocation of fair entry services, cashiers, and tax services to the third floor of the Central Library (800 – 3rd St. SE).

In-person planning and development services are available at the Whitehorn Multi-Services Center at 3705 – 35th St. NE.

City Hall will be open to the public with limited services on Monday. Full reopening or full repair costs have not been determined.

ASIRT investigates ‘use of force’ after city hall intruder injured during arrest

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