Lockdown lifted at West Edmonton Mall after weapons complaint; man facing charges

By News Staff

The West Edmonton Mall was briefly under lockdown Saturday afternoon because a man was reportedly spotted with a gun, according to police.

The Edmonton Police Service says it was called to the mall around 2:30 p.m. for a weapons complaint.

Officers arrived and placed the mall under lockdown.

“The parties involved in the weapons complaint were located and taken into custody,” EPS said in a news release.

“There were no shots fired and nobody was injured.”

Police added there is “no threat to the public.”

The West Edmonton Mall posted to social media at 3:41 p.m. that it was under lockdown, will mallgoers being asked to “remain in the closest secure location until the lockdown has been lifted.”

At 4:05 p.m., the mall tweeted that it was “clearing the lock-down.”

Charges are pending against a man in relation to the incident, according to police.

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