Police investigation shuts down downtown Fort Saskatchewan

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.

READ MORE: 9 people dead at 3 linked crime scenes in Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan: sources 

An employee of a nearby restaurant said she witnessed a dramatic scene when she arrived at work.

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“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.

Downtown Fort Saskatchewan was shutdown Tuesday morning because of a police incident, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. Lisa Wolansky, Global News



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