UPDATE: Man facing 21 charges after lengthy stand-off with Edmonton police
EDMONTON – Matthew Brogden is facing 21 criminal charges including unlawful confinement after a more than seven-hour stand-off with police in north Edmonton Sunday.
Police were called to a home near 117 Avenue and 89 Street at around 11:30 a.m., following a tip regarding a break and enter in progress. The caller also reported seeing a man holding a gun.
Police immediately cordoned off the area and surrounded the home. Two people ran from the residence, but the man with the gun refused to leave.
Just before 1 p.m., a shot was fired from a third-storey window, hitting a tree outside the home.
After several more hours of negotiating, the man surrendered to police without incident around 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Two guns and ammunition were found inside the house.
On Tuesday, police charged 33-year-old Brogden with 21 criminal offences, including break and enter, uttering threats, unlawful confinement, and various firearm-related charges.
Police do not believe this was a random act.
*EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was originally published on Jan. 3 and was updated when charges were laid Jan. 5.
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