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Police officers in Edmonton say they shot and injured a man during a confrontation following an armed standoff at a local home.

Police say they responded to a report of an intoxicated 36-year-old man with a gun who was threatening to harm himself at a home on the city’s north side early Saturday.

Police say a negotiator tried to get the man to surrender peacefully, noting he emerged from the home at one point with both a firearm and an “edged weapon” before going back inside.

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About three hours after they were called to the scene, police say the man came out of the home once more, resulting in a confrontation in which he was shot.

He remains in hospital in serious condition.

The province’s police watchdog, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, has now taken over the investigation.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 1, 2021.

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