Arrests made during large police response in northeast Calgary

Police set up a mobile command centre in the northeast community of Taradale late Friday night, as well as an armoured vehicle and a tactical unit. Empty buses were also on scene but police could not comment on why.

After a lengthy standoff with police, three men were arrested and are considered persons of interest in relation to a suspicious death. 

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Police said they were waiting to execute a search warrant on the property.

On Saturday morning, two police vehicles remained at the condominium complex on Taralake Way N.E.

A man named Charles, who did not want to provide his full name, said he was surprised when police officers came to his second floor condo unit Friday evening at around 9:30 p.m.

“We had police knock on our doors and escort us out to buses and that was all we found out,” Charles said. “All they told us was that there was a dangerous situation on the floor above us. I was a little peeved at the time. I have a six-month-old kid so it’s hard to move him out when he’s passed out. And then sitting on a bus, not much better. But it’s better than being in a dangerous situation I guess.”

Residents say they were allowed back in at around 11 p.m.

Other people who live at the complex said they are waiting for some answers about the big police presence in their neighbourhood.

“There were two city buses and about six cops here last night,” Travis Wilfer said. “I got home from work and I have no idea what happened.”

-With files from Carolyn Kury de Castillo

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