Suspect taken into custody after smashing windows at Medicine Hat Police Service building – UPDATED

Medicine Hat, Alberta – UPDATE Dec 24/20: The MHPS front entrance is safe and secure for public access once again.

BACKGROUND

Medicine Hat, Alberta – Due to damaged glass at the front public reception area of the Medicine Hat Police Service building, public access will be temporarily restricted.

On December 23, 2020 at approximately 6:00 AM Patrol members inside the building heard banging on the windows of the front lobby area. Members went to the area and located a 30 year old male with a hammer actively smashing windows. The male was taken into custody.

Suspect taken into custody after smashing windows at Medicine Hat Police Service building
(MHPS) Suspect taken into custody after smashing windows at Medicine Hat Police Service building

Damaged areas included the lobby doors as well as the windows of the museum and Community Boardroom and is estimated at $50,000.

Until this area can be repaired members of the public are asked to contact police via the non emergency line 403-529-8481 or 9-1-1 in an emergency. To report a motor vehicle collision with no injuries call the Collision Reporting Centre at 403-581-1070. Online reports may also be submitted via the MHPS mobile app.

Medicine Hat Police Service



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