EDMONTON – The Alberta legislature adjourned for just a few hours Monday after a taking pictures on the entrance steps of the constructing.
Edmonton police stated they have been known as to the constructing mid-afternoon and that what occurred was “non-criminal.”
Authorities blocked the entrances to the general public sq. in entrance of the legislature whereas they investigated a physique, which they lined with a pink blanket.
A press release from the Alberta authorities stated there was no hazard to anybody else on the scene.
Police stated the scene has been handed over to the Alberta sheriffs, who’ve jurisdiction over the legislature grounds.
Members of the legislature have been debating a invoice within the chamber when the Speaker interrupted in order that they could possibly be privately briefed on an “difficulty that’s necessary to the meeting.”
They have been to reconvene Monday night.
Premier Jason Kenney stated in a press release on social media late Monday afternoon that he was saddened by the tragic occasion.
“Our hearts exit to the sufferer’s household and family members,” he wrote. “Thanks to our first responders.”
Opposition NDP Chief Rachel Notley additionally expressed her concern.
“My deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the household and family members of the person concerned in right now’s tragic incident,” she stated on social media.
Each she and Kenney stated anybody who’s affected by psychological sickness or wants assist ought to name the provincewide Psychological Well being Assist Line at 1-877-303-2642.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed on Dec. 2, 2019.