Gunman holding hostages in Edmonton building
Police are seen outside the Workers' Compensation Board building in Edmonton where a gunman is said to be holding hostages. (CBC)
Police surrounded the Workers' Compensation Board building in downtown Edmonton Wednesday morning where employees say an armed man is holding hostages on the eighth floor.
An employee from the third floor told CBC News reporter Trish Estabrooks that as many as nine hostages were being held.
Police have been busy securing the building, and have not confirmed the report about hostages.
One employee who got out of the building told CBC News reporter David Gerow that a tall bald man entered the building with a gun, and that one shot was fired, but no one was injured.
Police are making no comment.
About 1,000 people work in the building and many of them streamed out to call friends and relatives to tell them they were OK.