Calgary, AB,

Man in custody after firearms incident

A man is currently in custody following a firearms incident in Stanley Park.

At approximately 3:40 p.m., on Sunday, March 20, 2016, a member of public called police to report a man in the park with a firearm.

Police attended the scene and located a man who was carrying what appeared to be a handgun, walking between trees near an area where children were playing soccer.

With the assistance of HAWC, members attempted to clear the area as a precaution.

Officers verbally engaged the man but he refused to comply. The situation escalated to the point where a member of CPS discharged a firearm.

A suspect was subsequently taken into custody. There were no injuries.

As a Service firearm was discharged, ASIRT has been notified and will be investigating the matter.