Heavy police presence, barrier put up inside Southgate Centre
There was a heavy police presence inside Southgate Centre on Tuesday morning, where an area was blocked off by police tape and a pop-up barrier was put up at a sitting area near the food court.
The barrier was put up just outside the MAC Cosmetics store in the northwest section of the mall. Several police officers were on scene, as well as ambulances, and a hall was blocked off.
Photos from inside the mall shortly after 11 a.m. showed several people standing around the barrier, including Edmonton police and mall security.
Outside the mall, two people under arrest were seen being put inside a police cruiser at around 11:30 a.m.
Several police vehicles and an ambulance were seen at Southgate Centre in Edmonton, Alta. April 17, 2018.Cam Cook, Global News
Edmonton police confirmed they were responding to an incident at the south side mall, but said it was too early to release any information.
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