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Canada Police say driver who sped through parade barricade in Calgary has no extremist links

21:15  20 october  2019
21:15  20 october  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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"I would like to speak to anyone who has any information which could help with our enquiries or anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area of Archford Croft at around the time of the incident around Police say driver who sped through parade barricade in Calgary has no extremist links .

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Calgary police say national security partners are investigating, but they don't believe there are any links to extremist activity after a driver ignored police barricades and attempted to drive toward a military parade downtown on Saturday.

An officer fired shots in an attempt to stop the vehicle, and Alberta's police watchdog has been called in to investigate.

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Sixth Avenue S.W. is closed between Fifth Street and Seventh Street S.W., and Sixth Street S.W. is closed between Fifth Avenue and Ninth Avenue S.W., as of 4:15 p.m. The closure was expected to remain in place for several hours.

At 2:50 p.m. a driver drove through police barricades in the 600 block of 8th Avenue S.W. toward members marching with the 41 Service Battalion Freedom of the City parade, police said.

Officers tried to block the car with a patrol vehicle, causing the driver to pull a U-turn and attempt to flee.

An officer then fired shots at the vehicle, which continued to 6th Avenue and Sixth Street S.W. where it collided with a bystander's vehicle before coming to a stop.

He started driving toward me, toward the intersection … that's when [officers] opened fire. - Greg Kucharski, witness.

The driver and the passenger of the vehicle were taken into custody.

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Police say a vehicle drove toward a military parade in downtown Calgary on Saturday, prompting Alberta's police watchdog has been called in to investigate. Sixth Avenue S.W. is closed between Fifth Street At 2:50 p.m. a driver drove through police barricades in the 600 block of 8th Avenue S.W

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The driver, a 22-year-old man, and the passenger, a 28-year-old woman, are in hospital in stable condition. EMS could not confirm if the injuries were caused by gunshots.

a car driving on a city street: Police say a vehicle drove toward a military parade in downtown Calgary on Saturday, prompting officers to open fire.© Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Police say a vehicle drove toward a military parade in downtown Calgary on Saturday, prompting officers to open fire.

Police, pedestrians and the occupants of the bystander vehicle weren't injured, police said.

The officer who fired his gun was a 12-year member of the service.

Car stolen, motive unknown

Photos of the scene show a vehicle at the intersection with extensive damage.

Police said both the vehicle and licence plate were stolen in separate incidents. It's not yet known what the driver's motivation was.

The Canadian Armed Forces confirmed on Twitter no army personnel were injured.

Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan said he was monitoring the situation and was thankful for the quick response by police.

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Greg Kucharski was working nearby and had stopped to listen to the military band when he heard a vehicle revving. He saw it drive past officers who had closed the road for the parade.

"He swerved a couple of times," Kucharski said.

a person walking on a city street: Police have shut down several roads after an officer-involved shooting in downtown Calgary.© Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Police have shut down several roads after an officer-involved shooting in downtown Calgary.

"He rammed the barricade and then he was trying to back up and he started driving toward me, toward the intersection … that's when [officers] opened fire."

Kucharski said he saw other pedestrians duck behind pillars as the shots rang out.

"There was broken windows from where the bullets hit the car. He kept driving … it is pretty crazy to see something like that."

Multiple Calgary Transit routes are being detoured to avoid the road closures.

a person standing on a sidewalk: Witness Greg Kucharski points to where he was working when he saw officers shoot at a car that had tried to drive toward a parade in downtown Calgary on Saturday.© Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Witness Greg Kucharski points to where he was working when he saw officers shoot at a car that had tried to drive toward a parade in downtown Calgary on Saturday.

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