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Stelmach calls for review after hostage situation

As police charged a man accused of taking nine hostages at the Workers’Compensation Board in Edmonton, people were questioning how someonewith a rifle managed to get inside a building protected by a securitysystem and guards.

As police charged a man accused of taking nine hostages at the Workers’ Compensation Board in Edmonton, people were questioning how someone with a rifle managed to get inside a building protected by a security system and guards.

Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach praised officers for peacefully resolving the potentially deadly standoff but said his government will review how such a hostage taking could happen.

“As a result of this we will of course further discuss how we can improve security,” Stelmach said Thursday.

“I am sure that the Edmonton Police Service, our own security detail, the sheriffs and also the solicitor general and justice minister will be looking at what had happened, and then what we can learn from that and ensure that it doesn’t happen in the future.”

 
 
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