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Canada Question period postponed after man shoots himself on steps of Alberta Legislature

01:55  03 december  2019
01:55  03 december  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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An adjournment was called during question period Monday after a man shot himself outside the Alberta Legislature at around 3 p.m.

A witness told Global News a man shot himself with a handgun on the front steps.

Police officers were seen performing CPR on a body on the steps. Police taped off the area.

MLA Dan Williams was speaking in favour of his private member's bill - Bill 207 - when discussion was halted and an adjournment was called due to a health and safety concern.

The house was adjourned until 7:30 p.m.

Edmonton police confirmed the incident is non-criminal.

Global News has a crew on scene and will update this article as more information becomes available.

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