Edmonton police have arrested the man suspected of attacks in northeast Edmonton that left one person dead and two seriously injured.
Earlier Wednesday, police had requested that residents, pedestrians and motorists in the Homesteader neighbourhood shelter in place or avoid the area. Residents were also advised there would be a heavy police presence while officers searched for the suspect, 25-year-old Clarence Lawrence.
Shortly before 6 p.m., Edmonton police issued an update to news media saying Lawrence was in custody.
Police said they believe the assaults were random in nature.
Four Edmonton Catholic schools and four Edmonton Public schools were on alert as a precaution, meaning the schools’ exterior doors are locked,
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