Suspect arrested after vehicle crashes through Edson, Alta., building

EDSON, Alta. — RCMP in Edson, Alta., say they have a suspect in custody after a vehicle was driven through a building housing a provincial court house in the town west of Edmonton.

Police say officers were called to the scene Saturday around 9:30 a.m.

article continues below

They say a lone male stole a vehicle from an ATCO Electric compound, drove through a fence, then plowed through the east entrance of the provincial building, exiting on the building's west side.

As well as sustaining extensive damage from the vehicle, police say anti-Semitic messaging was written throughout the building.

Investigators say a male was arrested later the same morning and that numerous charges are pending.

No other information was immediately released.

Read Related Topics

© Copyright Tri-City News

Tri-City News POLL

Are you concerned about the potential effects of climate change close to home?

or  view results