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1 dead, 2 injured in north Edmonton where people told to shelter in place

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Edmonton police are requesting all residents, pedestrians and motorists avoid the area of Hermitage Road and Henry Avenue NW in the Homesteader neighborhood or shelter in place if possible, as they say there is a man in the area with an edged weapon. “At this time, two people have been seriously injured and one person is deceased.

The assaults are believed to be random in nature,” Edmonton police said in a news release at 3:36 p.m. The suspect is described as a man with curly black hair who was last seen wearing a dark hoodie and grey shirt. “His appearance was described by witnesses as dishevelled and untidy,” police said.

The suspect is considered dangerous and should not be approached. A heavy police presence can be expected in the area, as officers search for the suspect.

There was a heavy police presence on Hermitage Road at the intersection of Henry Avenue, where it appeared a something was covered by a tarp.

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