Watch above: Lisa Wolansky provides an update in the Noon News Hour on an incident that shut down downtown Fort Saskatchewan.
EDMONTON – Downtown Fort Saskatchewan has been shutdown for a second time Tuesday as police investigate an incident that appears to be centred around a restaurant.
All roads to downtown were originally blocked off early in the morning, before being re-opened at around 9:30 a.m. However, police shut down the area again late in the morning. The windows of a Vietnamese restaurant were smashed and a vehicle out front was damaged when the media was allowed near the scene. Around 2:45 p.m., coroners removed a body from the VN Express Vietnamese and Chinese Restaurant.
Tuesday morning, sources confirmed this investigation is linked to multiple homicides being investigated by Edmonton police.
An employee of a nearby restaurant said she witnessed a dramatic scene when she arrived at work.
“We proceeded to look out the window and they [police] had actually busted out the front walls and the windows in front of VN Restaurant with a vehicle.
“We heard them yelling at somebody inside ‘why don’t you just put your hands up and come out and talk to us.'”
The Edmonton Police Service has taken over the investigation.
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