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Woman describes carjacking attempt after police chase

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The intersection was closed overnight while EPS investigated the collision and reopened early Monday morning

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A 32-year-old man is in custody and faces multiple charges following a robbery incident involving Edmonton police that occurred on Sunday night.

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At approximately 7:20 p.m. Sunday, officers received a report of a suspicious vehicle at Evergreen Trailer Park. Upon arrival, officers located a truck with a trailer blocking several driveways, and police said the truck’s license plate did not match the make or model of the vehicle.

When officers attempted to speak to the 32-year-old driver, the truck struck a police vehicle, narrowly missing the officer, and then drove off.

The vehicle entered a robbery that ended in the area of ​​66th Street and 118th Avenue where additional police resources were able to stop the vehicle.

Police said several civilian and police vehicles, occupied and unoccupied, were struck by the truck and two civilian occupants of the vehicle and the suspect was treated and transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. danger. The Edmonton Police Service added that two officers also suffered non-life-threatening injuries and have since been released from hospital.

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At around 8 p.m. Sunday, Katy MacKay said she was driving east on 118th Avenue to a relative’s house. As she approached the 66th Street intersection, she said she pulled over and stopped when she saw the truck parked diagonally surrounded by several police vehicles.

MacKay then saw a man exit the truck and walk towards his vehicle during an attempted carjacking.

“I thought, ‘That doesn’t look good,’ so I reached over to lock my car door…and just as I locked it, he had reached for the door handle. the car door and was pulling it to try and open the driver’s side door, but it couldn’t open because I had just locked it,” MacKay said, adding that the man knocked one of its windows that hadn’t been broken.

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MacKay, who teaches in the Department of History, Classics and Religion at the University of Alberta, said bystanders and officers were supportive and she made a statement before leaving the scene. However, a day later, she is still shaken.

“My feeling is that I don’t need adrenaline in my life anymore,” MacKay said. “It was a year’s supply at the time and so just physically overcoming that adrenaline rush was very unpleasant.”

The intersection was closed overnight while EPS investigated the collision and reopened early Monday morning.

The driver of the vehicle is currently in police custody and faces charges of fleeing a peace officer, three counts of assaulting an armed police officer, failing to stop after an accident, dangerous driving motor vehicle, motor vehicle theft and possession of stolen property over $5,000.

Police are continuing to investigate, have determined that the truck has been reported stolen and are asking anyone with a dash cam, doorbell or home security video of the incident to contact EPS or Crime Stoppers.